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Perth and Kinross to be hit by cold blast as health chiefs issue ice injury warning to locals

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Perth and Kinross residents are being warned by NHS Tayside’s emergency departments to take extra care on icy surfaces and “walk like a penguin” with temperatures set to plummet to below freezing over the weekend.

Locals are being urged to follow the health board advice to “protect themselves and the NHS” and avoid a trip to A&E. It comes after the Met Office issued an amber weather warning for the east of Scotland, with Highland Perthshire expected to be hit by snowfall.

High winds - with gusts of up to 75 mph - associated with Storm Arwen are also expected to “cause some travel disruption and damage” in parts of the county.The Met Office expects that there will be more persistent rain and snow across the hills today (November 26) before

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