Snow-hit North Lanarkshire Council calls for army help
North Lanarkshire Council has asked for military assistance to help it cope in the aftermath of recent severe winter.
The authority wants troops to clear snow from footpaths so that vulnerable people can access vital services.
Transport is also being sought to help patients with life-threatening conditions access treatment.
The request to the Ministry of Defence also seeks logistic support in dealing with medical cases and 4x4 vehicles to take shopping to vulnerable residents.