Festive travellers urged to plan as frost forecast
FESTIVE travellers have been warned to take care on Scotland’s roads amid forecasts of frosts next week.
Transport Secretary Michael Matheson said preparations have been made to help ensure safe travel over Christmas and New Year.
He spoke about the issue as he visited Transport Scotland’s National Traffic
Control Centre in South Queensferry.
He said: “As always, we expect the transport network to be busy at this time of year so I’d urge festive travellers to plan their journey.
“Leave more time to get to your destination, follow any travel advice from Police Scotland and drive to the conditions.”
Met Office chief meteorologist Paul Gundersen said sub-zero temperatures are expected after bright spells and scattered showers this weekend.
He said: “It’ll feel a little more festive as we head into Christmas week, with colder temperatures and a return to frosts.”
Superintendent Louise Blakelock,
Police Scotland’s deputy head of road policing, urged drivers to take the weather into account and adhere to any travel warnings.
She added: “Ensure that you have enough fuel for your journey and your tyres have sufficient tread. Top up windscreen washers and make sure your lights are clean and working.”