All schools closed due to snow

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With more snowfall overnight, all schools in Shetland will be CLOSED today (Tuesday 14th March)

Despite a slight thaw in recent days, the temperature has fallen below freezing again and more snow has fallen across Shetland during the night.  This has caused accumulations of snow in many areas and with strong winds too, some drifting in places.  Road conditions are poor in many areas, particularly in the north of Shetland, and more snow showers are forecast today.

A decision has been taken that all schools and early years settings across Shetland will be closed for today.  

Secondary pupils, especially those in S4, S5 and S6, are encouraged to log on to MS Teams for remote learning and support from school staff. 

Public bus services are affected by the weather too. More details are available on the Council’s Public Bus Service Voicebank on 01595 745744.

***Update 0850hrs ***  Household waste collections
Due to lying snow and poor road conditions, Council staff will be unable to collect recycling or black bags from households in most areas of Shetland today.  Lerwick is the only area where collections will be possible today.  Apologies for any inconvenience.

Published: 14th March 2023