‘Concern’ ahead of St Mirren v Dundee United clash due to heavy snow

Heavy snowfall on the west coast of Scotland has cast some doubt over whether tonight’s Championship crunch between St Mirren and Dundee United will go ahead.

The Paisley club has said the pitch is “playable” but “there is concern about the surrounding areas”.

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Despite the pitch being satisfactory, the worry could be for travelling fans making their way in treacherous conditions.

Weather warnings are in place over much of Scotland with the west bearing the brunt of the wintry blast.

The blizzard-like conditions have even brought a temporary halt to flights at Glasgow Airport – just under two miles from the Paisley 2021 stadium.

The Buddies will reassess the situation around 12pm and provide a fuller update.

Traffic Scotland shared images of the M8 in Glasgow showing thick snow at the side of the road.

A short statement from St Mirren on social media read: “The pitch is playable as things stand but there is concern about the surrounding areas around the stadium ahead of tonight’s scheduled match.

“We’ll have an update at 12pm when we have a better idea of how things are looking.”

A postponement of the fixture would not be ideal for either club with, United already a game behind after the away game at Queen of the South was abandoned on December 16.

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