Aberdeen’s Scottish Premiership game at Motherwell tonight has been postponed because of the weather conditions affecting most of Scotland.
The decision to call off the Fir Park encounter was made early this morning as heavy overnight snowfall, with more predicted during Wednesday, leaving both clubs with little alternative.
All fixtures scheduled for Wednesday, including the two other Premiership games involving Celtic and Dundee and Hamilton and Hibernian, have been cancelled on advice of the SPFL.
Amber weather warnings are in place for the majority of the country, due to be in force until Thursday morning.
Motherwell chief operating officer Alan Burrows said: “There has already been significant snowfall at and around Fir Park. The Scottish Government has an amber warning in place for most of the country, urging people not to travel.
“Given the current weather situation, the safety of fans who planned to travel to watch the match is paramount. Both clubs agreed an early decision was necessary for this reason.
“We have a duty of care to all – spectators, players and staff – to avoid any unnecessary travel related to this match.
“We are pleased that the SPFL have agreed and made the decision to cancel all games scheduled for Wednesday.”
A new date for the game will be announced in due course. The Pittodrie ticket office remains open for supporters wishing to purchase tickets for Saturday’s Scottish Cup tie with Kilmarnock, although the club advises these to be bought online.
All of Wednesday’s Highland League fixtures have been called off too, with Cove Rangers home tie against Brora, Rothes against Wick Academy and Formartine v Buckie Thistle all falling victim to the weather. Strathspey Thistle’s Highland League Cup match at home to Huntly is also off.