First snowfall of 2017 sweeps Border region

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Ice risk warning issued for the Scottish Borders

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People in the Borders are being warned to expect widespread icy conditions this evening and tomorrow morning with low temperatures expected.

A yellow weather warning for ice is in place from midnight tonight until midday on Friday.

In the early hours, the south eastern Scottish Borders will likely see some snow, with some very heavy showers in Berwickshire, but temperatures will then drop right across the region.

Due to the combination of low temperatures and melting snow we anticipate that travel conditions on Friday morning will be very difficult, especially on untreated surfaces.

"The road surface temperatures are expected to drop as far as minus 5 in some places there will be a high risk of ice and I would encourage anyone travelling tomorrow morning to take extra care.”

– Jim Fraser, Scottish Borders Council’s Emergency Planning Officer
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