Archive for December 7th, 2017

Convoy system in place at barriers

Police have advised that a convoy system has  now been put in place at the Churchill barriers to allow folk across. This will be in action until midnight. After that, the barriers are expected to be closed until 6am tomorrow morning, Friday. Both the OIC Roads team and police would like to thank everyone for […]

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Barriers closed overnight due to damage

Reports are coming in regarding damage to the metal railings at the second Churchill barrier. According to police, the barriers are likely to remain closed for the rest of this evening. “Due to significant damage the barriers are likely to be closed all night as it is unsafe to pass,” a police spokesperson tweeted. “A […]

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Snow and ice to be expected following Storm Caroline

The Met Office have forecasted snow and ice for the next few days, with temperatures expected to drop as Storm Caroline moves onwards to Scandanavia. According to recordings taken in Kirkwall, wind speeds peaked at 76 mph today, Thursday, with a mean speed of around 45mph. Wild weather conditions have been witnessed throughout the county, […]

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Schools across the county closed tomorrow

Orkney Islands Council has confirmed that all schools in Orkney will be closed tomorrow, Friday, as strong winds and stormy conditions continue to batter the county. Schools were open earlier today for a short time, but pupils were sent home at 11.30 as the weather worsened.

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Passengers stuck onboard Hamnavoe until tomorrow

The latest update from passengers onboard the Hamnavoe is that the NorthLink vessel will shelter in Scapa Flow overnight and attempt to berth tomorrow morning. She left Scrabster at 10.05am and was due in at Stromness at 12.05pm — behind schedule — but experienced difficulties berthing despite assistance from the OIC tug Harald. The Hamnavoe […]

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Hamnavoe heads to Scapa Flow after weather-related berthing difficulties

The NorthLink vessel Hamnavoe has experienced difficulties berthing in Stromness and has headed into Scapa Flow to wait for the weather to subside. She left Scrabster at 10.05am and was due in at 12.05pm — later than scheduled — however, was unable to dock even with assistance from the OIC tug Harald and a pilot […]

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Flooding: Latest update from OIC

Orkney Islands Council have responded to concerns regarding flooding in the East Mainland and linked South Isles, in the wake of Storm Caroline. “We are aware that residents in St Margaret’s Hope and St Mary’s Village are experiencing flooding,” a spokeswoman said. “The storm surge that has hit Orkney this morning is much higher and […]

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Busses breakdown in wake of Storm Caroline

Stagecoach have confirmed that two of their vehicles broke down this morning, due to the adverse weather conditions. One of these incidents, which occurred at the beachfront at Scapa, involved a school bus. According to Stagecoach, the vehicle encountered difficulties after driving through a particularly large puddle. “We deployed two alternative buses and all the […]

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Flooding in the East Mainland and linked South Isles

Reports of flooding have been coming in from both St Margaret’s Hope and Holm, with temporary flood prevention equipment is being deployed in St Margaret’s Hope. With storm Caroline currently battering the Northern Isles, the multi-agency Orkney Local Emergency Co-ordinating Group (OLECG) is advising the community to be prepared for severe weather conditions. Meanwhile, Orkney […]

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College event postponed due to weather

An Open Day at the Orkney College, which was due to take place tomorrow, Friday, has been postponed due to adverse weather. The event was due to take place from 1-7pm, but due to the forecast the decision has been taken to postpone it until after the festive break.   Orkney College have apologised for […]

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