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North Police Advice For Motorists Tonight

8th January 2010

Northern Constabulary Issue Advice Following Possibility of Freezing Rain in North Highlands and Islands

Northern Constabulary are issuing safety advice to members of the public following a warning of possible freezing rain in parts of the Highlands and Islands tonight and tomorrow.

Freezing rain is very hazardous in that the precipitation falls as rain but freezes on contact with the ground. This could potentially make walking and driving conditions more dangerous than at present.

The Met Office have identified North-West Sutherland, Wester Ross, Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland as areas that may see freezing rain tonight and in the early hours of tomorrow morning.

A spokesperson for Northern Constabulary advised: "We would like those living the identified areas to be particularly cautious after any fall of rain as it is does not indicate a rise in temperature.

"We would like to remind those travelling after a spell of rain that there may be patches of ice that are not easy visible so those travelling by any means should take extra care."

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