Winter wonderland as Stirling sees first snow of the year

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Stirling has seen its first significant snowfall of the year, turning much of the campus into a winter wonderland.

Disruption across the region has been reported on the buses with First Bus warning “we expect disruption to services throughout the morning” due to heavy snowfall.

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“The University campus remains open. Anyone travelling is encouraged to check Traffic Scotland, Scot Rail and First Bus for up-to-date information. If students are not able to travel to the University due to the adverse weather conditions impacting on public transport and general transport networks, they should contact their Faculty office.”

University of Stirling spokesperson
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Forth Valley Police has warned motorists to be prepared to drive “according to conditions” and to check Traffic Scotland for travel updates and advice. 

Rail services are also being affected by the snow with speed restrictions in place this morning between Dunblane and Stirling until 12:00pm.

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Stirling Council is currently assessing the impact of this morning’s snow whilst a number of local nurseries, primary schools, Balfron High and Dunblane High are closed or moving to remote learning.

The Met Office has Stirling and much of the Highlands under a yellow warning as a result of the heavy snowfall.

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Conditions are expected to thaw out later today with only brief snowfall expected. Temperatures are set to reach three degrees in the mid afternoon.

Students and locals are still advised to wrap up warm with the temperatures expected to feel well below zero.

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