Drivers warned to be aware of road conditions after Easter break

There has been snow in the central Borders today and drivers are being warned to be aware of the road conditions.
There has been snow in the central Borders today and drivers are being warned to be aware of the road conditions.

Police have issued a stage two – travel with caution – warning to drivers in the Scottish Borders following the latest Met Office weather warning.

The warning is in place until 11.59pm on April 3, with snow forecast for most areas in Scotland, including the Borders.

Deputy Head of Road Policing for Police Scotland, Superintendent Louise Blakelock said: “We are expecting snowy conditions over the next couple of days, especially on the higher level routes.

“I would urge drivers to plan accordingly, check the conditions ahead and make sure they are prepared for all eventualities.

“Many people will be returning to work after the Easter break and conditions may be challenging on some routes not only due to snow but also surface water and spray as the snow melts.

“No-one should ever place themselves at risk on the roads and there are alternative arrangements you can make such as delaying travel until conditions improve or using public transport.

“I want to ask drivers not to become complacent and the key is to be fully prepared, drive safely and to the conditions.”