Ice warning across Scotland as travel disrupted [BBC News]





Date: 03/12/2010

On the railways there is severe disruption caused by arctic weather conditions. Some trains were leaving Perth for Glasgow and Edinburgh but most other services north of the central belt have been cancelled - including the Fife circle.


External links

Ice warning across Scotland as temperatures drop - BBC News

BBC News

Most trains are cancelled north of the central belt and warning are issued for the roads as temperatures drop as low as -20C.

ScotRail closes rail network north of central belt amid snow chaos

STV News

No rail service north of the central belt or within east central Scotland.

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