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Scots to be blasted by more snow as Met Office make power cuts & travel warning



A FRESH snow warning has been issued – as the Met Office warns of power cuts and rural communities may be cut off due to road chaos.

A yellow weather alert is in force for northern Scotland until 3pm today with cover most of Aberdeenshire, Moray and the Highlands.


A fresh snow warning is in place for northern ScotlandCredit: Getty
The Met Office warn some rural communities may be cut off


The Met Office warn some rural communities may be cut offCredit: Getty

The forecaster has told residents there could be a small chance of power cuts, and other services such as mobile phone coverage may be affected.

Some rural communities could be cut off and there is a small chance of injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces.

The Met Office has also warned of a chance of travel delays on roads, with some stranded vehicles and passengers, along with delayed or cancelled rail and air travel.

According to the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) here are still 11 flood alerts and ten warnings across the country.

Despite the weather warning, train operator ScotRail has confirmed on social media that most services will be running on Saturday, with the exception of routes where there are planned engineering works.

Services have also been affected on the North West Highland line.

Ferry operator Calmac has announced a number of delays and cancellations due to the adverse weather.

The company advised its passengers to check the status of routes on its website ahead of travelling.

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It comes after schools and nurseries in the Highlands were forced to close this week after heavy snow blasted the country.

Over 10cm of snow was measured by the Met Office in Kirkwall, Orkney, on Thursday.

The white stuff caused cars to become stranded as they headed to catch the ferry to the mainland.

Elsewhere in Fife, dramatic foootage captures the moment cars were washed away as water crashed over a sea wall.

The video shows a white vehicle being thrown across the promenade in Leven, Fife, as strong gusts battered the tow.

Drivers were advised to avoid the area due to the high tide destroying the barrier along the seafront on Friday.

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