Winter weather – Wednesday 15th March
Weather is expected to improve today but with poor road conditions in places, some schools will remain closed and there are changes to school transport this morning.
Operational note: Heavy snow showers and strong winds expected
With heavy snow showers forecast to continue, combined with increasing winds, Shetland Islands Council is asking drivers to consider whether they need to travel today.
Road closure notice: B9075 Kergord route closed due to snow
Due to drifting snow, the B9075 road through Kergord will be closed to all through traffic until further notice.
All schools closed due to snow
With more snowfall overnight, all schools in Shetland will be CLOSED today (Tuesday 14th March)
Operational Note: Household Collections
With recycling and black bag collections missed in many areas last week due to weather conditions, Council staff will attempt to catch up on collections this week and most likely into next week.
Winter weather – Monday 13th March 2023
Despite a recent small rise in temperatures, there are continuing transport difficulties in the North of Shetland where some schools will remain closed or will be open but without school transport.
Operational note – Contact number for urgent support
As the wintry weather looks set to continue, we’re asking that people support each other in the community, and continue to look out for any vulnerable neighbours and family members.
Bus Services, 5pm – Friday 10th March
Heavy snow showers have led to difficult road conditions today and this will affect late afternoon public bus services.
Heavy snow forecast – Friday 10th March
Those schools in Shetland which opened today will close earlier than normal with a forecast of significant amounts of snow for Shetland over the next six hours.
Ferries Notice: Postponed - Overnight works at Lerwick and Bressay ferry terminals
Essential works on Lerwick and Bressay ferry terminals planned for next week have now been postponed, due to weather conditions causing delays on current works at Gutcher and Belmont ferry terminals.