The South and Central Scotland is about to face a heavy snowfall reports the meteorological department. Dumfiries and Galloway, Scottish borders, Strathclyde, Tayside, Central and Fife will experience heavy rain’s and will convert in to snow over higher grounds.
It is not the first time Scotland is facing such a weather fury, previously also snowfall has many times disrupted the life of the people in Scotland. The fear for strong winds is also expected this time, which may even worsen the situation. Meanwhile snow fall is nothing unusual during the month of March said Met officials.
Previously also snowfall has made life of people miserable with huge loss of lives and things, now it has to be seen what’s in store for the Scots this time.
It was once again heavy snowfall hitting Scotland , with power supply disrupted in many parts last night. It was the aftermath of snowfall which the Scottish people were left to face. Over 5000 homes around Perthshire and in the Highlands were left without power last night due to the heavy missery.
The meteorological department has predicted that the sever weather conditions will continue to remain the same for yet another day, with chances for heavy snowfall in parts of Scotland. The Scottish and Southern energy said, they have restored the power supply to a great extent and the repair works are still going on.
Apart from power worries heavy snow has even disrupted the transport system, with rail and road transport across Aberdeen, Inverness, Perth, Glasgow and Fort Williams coming to a standstill. Even many commuters were left stranded on the roads in Perth and Dunblane. Works are still going on to clear the fallen electric power lines and restore the power supply and transportation.
News Source : BBC News
Scotland is battling to ward off a shortage of salt to grit its roads as the country is facing two weeks of heavy snowfall. The Scottish Government was forced to step in last night to ensure there was enough salt to grit roads in Fife. The salt supplies were said to be at “critically low levels in many councils across Scotland“.
The transportation in Scotland has almost come to a still and, if the situation prevails the public life will be numbed. There are already warnings of a fresh snowfalls in central and northern parts of the country. Temperatures at nights in central Scotland are expected to be between -5C and -10C but could reach -15C, creating instant ice problems where there is snow or rainfall. Several road mishaps and accidents have reported in the country on contrary to the heavy snowfalls.
The severe weather conditions are said to affect the major businesses that would impact Scotland’s economy as poor travel conditions stop people from returning to work from the Christmas and New Year break. Yet, the Transport Scotland seems to reassure the public that there is enough salt to keep Scotland’s motorways open.
The massive snowfall in Scotland has though added worries for many with transportation problem and accidents. While on other hand it has brought some thing to cheer for many Scottish sports lovers who were waiting for this to happen.
Scotland has been flocked by many winter tourist these days to enjoy the snow covered beauty of this place and also to quench their sporting thirst. With such a large amount of snowfall which lashed the country in the past few weeks has given a wide scope for winter sport enthusiast to enjoy all the variety of sporting events. Reports have suggested that huge number of people visited the five main ski resorts. Even people seemed to be enjoying the fun in snow.
With the amount of snowfall in Scotland this time and prediction are for more snowfall in coming days, it was known that last time such snowfall was experienced during 2004. Meanwhile with the met-officials prediction for more adverse climate and milder weather with rains, it is feared that the snow could melt and can cause floods.
Tourist and skiers are busy enjoying the sport in huge numbers, and this weekend there was a huge turn out at all major skie centres. If the snow cover will continue to remain then it is for sure that the percentage of visitors and locals will increase in coming days. But if the snow melts down then it could play a spoil sport to the winter sport lovers.
After the month long festivity and celebration it was a terrifying return at the office, with heavy snowfall and inundated conditions of the roads it was a tough time for many office goers and commuters yesterday. The roads were jammed and transportation was put to stand still on major junctions like Edinburgh and other busy routes. It was told that heavy snowfall made road traffic and railway operation to be paralysed on five main routes.
As per reports it was learnt that about four inch of snowfall was experienced in several parts of Scotland, and it was Midlothian which was worst affected with the snowfall. Excessive snowfall made dangerous conditions for drivers and other vehicle riders to drive along these hazardous conditions. Long queues of vehicles were spotted in all major routes, causing trouble to people to make through their destinations. Few accidents were also reported due to snowfall in various parts of the country.
Police and other work force were put to task to make the situation back to normalcy. From road transport to rail routes all were put to halt with this snow mayhem. Several people were stranded on the way while some were blocked by the traffic jam.
This weather worry is expected to continue with chances of snowfall and weather to be drop down with cold winds. Works are on to put the situation under control and to make sure transportation is not suffered.