Frozen danger warning in Kirkintilloch and Bishopbriggs

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TAKE extra care on icy towpaths and near frozen waters in East Dunbartonshire.

That’s the warning to locals from Scottish Canals, who are urging everyone to be extra vigilant whilst visiting the Forth and Clyde Canal in Kirkintilloch, Bishopbriggs and Twechar during the winter months.

There are also hazards at waterways such as the River Kelvin, Glazert Water, the Gadloch in Lenzie, Whitefield Pond in Lennoxtown and Antermony Loch during periods of ice and snow.

A spokesperson for Scottish Canals said: “No-one should walk on frozen waters under any circumstances, no matter how tempting this may be.

“The ice can be very thin and the water is freezing and moving in currents below the surface.

“The canals are visited all year round by thousands of people and can look particularly attractive during the snowy weather, but Scottish Canals’ message for visitors is to always stay SAFE and Stay Away From the Edge.

“This is particularly important on icy or frosty days as towpaths, bridges and lock-sides can be particularly slippery.”

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