Police Scotland travel advice during severe weather



Working in partnership with Police Scotland, we have developed a severe weather information strategy to warn and inform road users when significant disruption to the road network is expected during extreme weather.

The advice and information service will commence when severe weather is forecast within Scotland. Forecast information will be provided in advance of and during any severe weather event.

Advice will be classed in three stages:

Travel with caution

Police are advising conditions for road travel may be hazardous and drivers should exercise extra caution.

High risk of disruption for road journeys

Police are advising there is a high risk of disruption for road journeys and drivers are likely to experience significant delays.

Avoid travel on the roads

Police are advising drivers to avoid travel on the roads. Drivers who choose to drive should expect severe delays of several hours or more.

This advice will be provided to road users through:

  • Transport Scotland’s network of Variable Message Signs
  • the Traffic Scotland website (including the internet radio service)
  • Twitter (@trafficscotland)
  • smartphone apps
  • radio travel information broadcasts
  • the Traffic Scotland Customer Careline (0800 028 1414)

to help them play their part during extreme weather events.