GLASGOW has been warned against a higher risk of injuries due to ice expected to hit the city today.

The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning this morning saying that ice was expected to form overnight as the rain and snow clears.

There will be a higher risk of accidents due to treacherous conditions on untreated roads and paths. 

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It comes after a week of grim weather for the city which saw snowfall and park ponds freeze over. 

We told last week how icy roads and streets throughout Glasgow have resulted in fears that the city’s cleansing department may be facing a funding shortfall. 

Conservative councillor Thomas Kerr claimed he was inundated with emails regarding the weather conditions in his ward and throughout the city particularly within the Carmyle community.

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A council spokesman said last week: “There is no question the recent conditions have been very challenging for all road users.

“Rain falling on to surfaces that are already below zero, as happened earlier this week, is one of the worst combinations for road conditions. Rain not only washes away grit that has already been laid down but also creates black ice almost immediately.

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"We have continued to follow our winter plan throughout the festive period and into the new year and all of our available resources are currently being deployed to combat the wintry conditions.

“Staff are working around the clock to keep the city’s main priority roads, footways and cycle routes as safe as possible and we have also made headway with other routes across the city."

Residents are urged to make use of local grit bins and to contact the council if they are depleting.