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LIVE: As Beast from the East takes a bite, here are all the updates you need to know

The blizzards are set to continue.
The blizzards are set to continue.

The Beast from the East continues its rampage through the north of Scotland – we have all the updates from school closures to transport details.

Updates

5.30pm: Commuters warned not to travel tomorrow morning as the amber weather warning is extended.

Amber warning extended until tomorrow morning as Scottish Government urges people not to travel

3:35pm: Aberdeenshire Council closes its service points early. Contact centres will remain open until 6pm.

3.20pm: North-east MSP Jenny Marra has taken aim at Holyrood after becoming stranded in Edinburgh.

North-east MSP Jenny Marra is trying to get a lift to Dundee from Edinburgh to see her young child

2:40pm: Police Scotland are urging people to continue to monitor the forecast and stick to the advice given by the authorities.

Police Scotland offer weather update

2:30pm: Scotrail offers updated travel advice to its customers.

1.50pm: Farmers are facing huge challenges keeping their livestock safe during the winter storms. NFU Mutual’s Tim Price has said the current prolonged conditions have been as bad as he’s seen for a generation.

Farmers facing huge challenges keeping their livestock safe during the Beast from the East

1:15pm: NHS 24 has been operating at 50% of its capacity because of staffing issues caused by the ongoing winter storms.

NHS 24 operating at only 50% during difficult snow storms

12.45pm: The Met Office has extended a severe weather warning for the north and north-east of Scotland until Monday night.

Met Office extends severe weather warning until Monday

12.05pm: Traffic lights at Dyce Drive, Kingsgate/Stronsay are all back working. However, George Street/St Andrews Street traffic lights are still off with engineers currently working on them.

12pm: A90 affected badly by wintry conditions between Stonehaven and Laurencekirk.

Traffic Scotland has warned of hazardous conditions on the A90. Northsound is reporting the road is currently down to one lane.

10.30am: Virgin Trains advises passengers not to travel in Scotland today

A spokeswoman for the rail operator said: “Due to heavy snow and extreme weather conditions across the country, we are advising customers, who are booked to travel to or from destinations in Scotland and north of Newcastle, not to travel today.

“All ticket restrictions have been lifted today and tomorrow. Your ticket will be valid for travel on any Virgin Trains East Coast train.

“We are currently working with Network Rail and monitoring weather conditions over the coming hours. Regular updates on train running are also available online.”

Double decker bus blocking a stretch of the A96 as it is unable to move.

The A920 bewteen Ellon and Pitmedden is closed.

Keep an eye on the weather with the Met Office.

Police prioritising emergency calls from the public.

Limited Scotrail services running due to the poor weather conditions.

School Closures

All School Closures across the north of Scotland

Latest school closures across the north of Scotland due to weather conditions

Flights Details

Flight information including delays and cancellations to and from Aberdeen International Airport.

IN FULL: Aberdeen Airport flights delayed or cancelled due to weather conditions

 

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