Midlothian gritters and extra staff out on the roads all night as snow and ice hit the county

All of Midlothian’s gritters have been out throughout the night, and remain out, treating all primary and secondary routes such as main roads and roads to hospitals.

Tuesday, 9th February 2021, 10:29 am
Picture Michael Gillen.
Picture Michael Gillen.

They’ve been joined since 5am by teams clearing paths and pavements including around 80 Midlothian Council staff redeployed from waste services, land & countryside, sport & leisure and building maintenance.

Up to 15 centimetres of snow fell on higher ground and up to five centimetres at lower levels last night.

Snow is continuing to fall across the county this morning so further accumulations are likely.

The Yellow Met Office warning for snow and ice remains in place until midnight tomorrow night (Wednesday).

All main routes are open but please take care when driving.

Transport Scotland said the latest coronavirus rules meant people should not be travelling unless it was for essential purposes.

For more information from Midlothian Council’s severe weather service visit www.midlothian.gov.uk/severe-weather.