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Blizzard conditions set to batter North-east

By Esther Beadle, 3 Dec 2013 6.53am

THE North-east was today warned to be braced for an Arctic blast later this week.

Met Office experts have issued two yellow alerts for snow and wind on Thursday and Friday.

Blizzard conditions are set to batter the region, with gusts of up to 40mph whipping snow into drifts.

Met Office spokeswoman Nicky Maxey said: “A lot of the blizzard conditions could be overnight on Thursday, especially in the north-west of Grampian.

“Conditions during rush hour through Friday morning mean drivers need to be careful. Roads could be icy. Drivers should be aware and be prepared.”