Snow Ice And More Gales To Follow Storm Brendan

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Snow Ice And More Gales To Follow Storm Brendan

Storm Brendan is set to be followed by icy patches, wintry showers and more gales in parts of Scotland which could lead to further travel disruption.

High winds and flooding caused problems across the country on Monday with trees brought down and ferry sailing cancelled.

fresh yellow warning of snow and ice came into effect at 01:00 GMT.

Trains have been disrupted due to damaged overhead power lines on several sections of the railway in Ayrshire.

Commuters across the country may experience longer journey times.

All schools in the Uist and Barra area have been closed and all bus services there have been cancelled.

A mountain rescue operation was carried out in the central Highlands in “very challenging conditions”.

Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team was called out to assist an injured walker in the Ben Alder area but had difficulty locating the man and Tayside Mountain Rescue joined the search. The walker was later found with his friends in a bothy.

A separate 24-hour yellow warning of strong southwesterly winds has also been issued for Tuesday.

The wintry conditions are expected to cause icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths.

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The snow and ice warning, which will remain in place until 13:00, covers Central Scotland, Tayside, Fife, Angus, Perth and Kinross, Grampian, Highlands and Argyll and Bute.

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) has issued 31 flood warnings and 16 flood alerts.

Flooding is expected to affect several parts of Orkney as high tides combine with storm force winds.

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The flood gates at Kirkwall Harbour are expected to remain closed for much of the day with the biggest risk of waves breaking over from about 11:00 until lunchtime.

Police Scotland’s local area commander Ch Insp Matt Webb said the forecast suggested flooding could be the worst to hit the Orkney area since 2005.

Snow Ice And More Gales To Follow Storm Brendan

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