More snow on way as NHS gets help

WEATHER warnings have been issued for more snow to hit the West of Scotland tomorrow, as temperatures remain low this week.

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Morning commuters slithered to work from outlying areas today where temperatures plunged to -5˚C, but the city itself remained around 0˚C.

Forecasters warned commuters of icy conditions on the roads again tomorrow morning as temperatures are predicted to fall as low as -4˚C overnight.

Tomorrow's forecast is for heavy rain, but the Met Office have published snow warnings for Glasgow and the West.

Sarah Holland, from the Met Office, said: "It is going to turn cold very quickly tonight.

"Temperatures could go down to -4˚, quite early on tonight, dropping to -6˚ or -7˚."

Predictions of the winter weather continuing come as health boards have been told they will get an extra £3 million to help the NHS cope with the demands of winter.

The higher number of falls due to icy conditions can put a strain on the health service.

There are also warnings that higher-than normal levels of the winter vomiting bug, known as Norovirus, could add further pressure.

The cash will go on measures including extra out-of-hours cover and increased home support services.

Health Secretary Alex Neil said: "These measures will make sure our NHS is fighting fit for winter."

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