Roads Notice – Oil spill, A970 & A971 – Lerwick to South Whiteness

Roads warning triangle showing a slippery road

The Council's Roads Service is aware of an oil spill on the A970 and A971 roads between Lerwick and South Whiteness and drivers are asked to take care. 

The oil spill appears to affect the road from the Brig o’ Fitch junction to approximately South Whiteness - a distance of approximately six miles.  The origin of the oil spill is unknown but the road surface is slippy and hazardous in many places, particularly after rain last night.   

Roads staff have placed warning signs at various points along the road and deposited sand across the road surface at junctions and bends. 

Published: 10th May 2024