Snowy Weather Brings Travel Disruption

29 January 2019, 09:17


Motorists are facing difficult driving conditions as snow and sleet fall in parts of the country.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning of snow and ice for much of Scotland which is in force until noon on Tuesday.

The warning covers the Highlands and Islands, central, Tayside and Fife, Strathclyde and southern Scotland.

It warns that up to 10cm of snow could fall at higher levels with 1-2cm on lower ground.

Traffic Scotland tweeted that snow was falling on parts of the M80 and M77 on Tuesday morning while Amey reported snow on the M8, M9 and A7.

Police Scotland warned people to drive carefully.

The force tweeted: "Some difficult driving conditions, particularly in the west of the country this morning, due to rain showers falling as snow in some places.

"Please take care during the morning commute and drive carefully."

In the Highlands, 10 schools were closed on Tuesday due to bad weather.

The snow gates at the A939 Bridge of Leachd, southbound, were closed early on Tuesday morning.