Blog17 January 2018

Andrews Heat for Hire on standby as snow sparks chaos in Scotland

Forecasters have issued a fresh warning of persistent heavy snow for southern Scotland, resulting in the Met Office circulating an amber alert asking locals to “be prepared.” Similar notifications are likely to remain in place across most of the country until at least Friday, with more extreme weather expected.

As a result of this anticipated snowstorm, hundreds of drivers spent the night stranded in their vehicles on the M74 in Lanarkshire and Dumfries and Galloway, with the motorway completely shut until the storm passed. Public transport networks and schools have also been severely disrupted, with more than 200 Scottish schools and nurseries shut or partially closed – affecting more than 20,000 pupils.

Temperatures fell below -4°C across Glasgow and parts of the Highlands, with between six and 10 inches of snowfall recorded in Aberdeen, Beattock and other regions.

Despite weather-related carnage causing disruption across Scotland and beyond, Andrews Heat for Hire are here to keep clients operational no matter what the elements throw at you. We continue to offer a wide range of tailored heating rental solutions for any application, and these can be delivered to your site within hours of contact.

For more information on how we can help you tackle these challenging weather conditions – be it in Scotland or any other part of the UK – call us today on 0800 211 611. Alternatively, you can click here to complete an enquiry form and a member of our trained sales team will get back to you shortly.