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Summary

  1. M80 re-opened in both directions
  2. Roads and schools closed by snow
  3. Met Office issues amber "be prepared" warning
  4. All school transport in the Borders cancelled

Live Reporting

By Jo Perry

All times stated are UK

Check out the latest travel news for Scotland

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BBC

Our dedicated Scotland coverage of Storm Doris has ended, but you can keep up-to-date on the moving weather front by going to our UK latest page .

For regular travel bulletins listen live to BBC Radio Scotland and follow @BBCTravelScot

In times of severe disruption you can also follow the BBC Scotland severe weather Twitter list of key sources. 

Below are a number of other traffic information sources. Other links 

SSE say just under 500 customers currently without power across central belt due to Storm Doris

SSE map of Scotland
SSE
Power outages are still affecting SSE customers in the central belt and on Lewis

The company said customers across Perthshire and parts of Stirlingshire were the worst affected.

A spokesman said they expected supplies to be reconnected by later this afternoon.

Fifty one gritting trucks on routes across north east, north west and on the M80

Road maintenance company BEAR Scotland said they were continuing to monitor road conditions to ensure they could react to the changing weather.

M80
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The M80 was closed for a time but has now re-opened

A spokeswoman said that conditions continued to be challenging on the M80, M90 and A9.

She added: "We are targeting resources in these areas and will work until all routes are clear."

The M80 has re-opened in both directions after heavy snowfall led to its earlier closure.

More than 25 schools and nurseries closed

Several schools and nurseries have been closed or hit by transport problems across eight council areas.

In Pictures: Storm Doris brings heavy snow and disruption to many parts of Scotland

A jack-knifed car transporter blocks the M80 at Banknock after heavy snow fall
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A jack-knifed car transporter blocks the M80 at Banknock after heavy snow fall
A car makes its way along a snow-covered route in Denny
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A car makes its way along a snow-covered route in Denny
Cars struggle to stay on the road at Kilmacolm in Renfrewshire
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Cars struggle to stay on the road at Kilmacolm in Renfrewshire
A man waits for a bus at Penicuik in Midlothian
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A man waits in vain for a bus at Penicuik in Midlothian

Met Office says 2in (5cm) snow recorded at Aboyne in Aberdeenshire

Elsewhere, about 2in of snow also fell at Tulloch Bridge in the Highlands, while 0.8in (2cm) fell at Strathallan Airfield in Perthshire.

Snow
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Met Office spokesman Ollie Claydon said: "Snow has been causing quite a bit of disruption on the roads - South-east Scotland up to Edinburgh is expected to be the worst hit.

"The snow is likely to persist for a while with the warning in place until 6pm."

Mr Claydon said that as the weather storm system moved off to the east, there would be clear skies this evening leading to warnings about ice from 18:00 until 09:00 on Friday.

More than 700 SSE customers experiencing power cuts in Perthshire, Kinross and Dunblane

The power company said the issue was also affecting customers in Milnathort.

It said engeers were on site and that it expected power to be restored by this afternoon.

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Caledonian MacBrayne warning of disruption on some west coast routes

The ferry company said services from Oban and Ardrossan were liable to change because of Storm Doris.

Elsewhere, the snow gates have been closed in both directions on the Banchory to Fettercairn route.

Travellers are advised to check information before they embark on their journey.

Back of ferry
Nick Galvin

Update: Grit lorry driver uninjured after crashing off the road in Stirlingshire

Police Scotland said the Stirling Council gritter came off the road while travelling between Balfron and Balfron Station on the A875 and came to rest on its side in a field.

The local authority has sent a lorry to recover the truck.

Gritter crash at Balfron
William Maxwell

At least five schools in Aberdeenshire affected by weather from Storm Doris

A number of schools across Aberdeenshire have been affected by bad weather from Storm Doris.

Snowfall and heavy winds are expected across the UK, including parts of the North East.

The list of schools affected includes Banchory PS, Finzean, Strachan, Tarland and Towie.

Girl running in the snow
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Snow continuing to fall in Scottish Borders although roads being kept clear

Giancarlo Rinaldi

South Scotland reporter, BBC news website

Most roads in the Borders appear to be clear at the moment but snow is still falling.

The A7 and A68 have both been affected so far this morning.

Snow in the Borders
Dougie Johnston
The A7 in the Borders has been affected by snow

All school transport in the region has been cancelled.

School closures latest: Eight closures in Falkirk, nine closed in Perth

Stirling Council has closed five primary schools, while Balfron High School is also shut.

In Angus, Tarfside Primary is shut.

Travel disruption has also affected attendance at some schools in East Dunbartonshire.

Queuing traffic at the M80 near Falkirk
AP

Power cuts reported in Linlithgow and Airdrie. Engineers on site

From SP Energy Networks

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SP Energy Network says engineers are also working to restore supplies in Airdrie.

Picture: Gritter crashes on A81 in heavy snow

Gritter crash
William Maxwell

Gritter crashes on A81 at Ballat Crossroads, near Balfron Station.

Traffic on the M80 remains blocked in both directions

Drivers on the route had been facing delays of nearly two hours.

It has been shut northbound after Junction 5 at Achinkilns and southbound from Junction 9 Bannockburn due to snow.

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Traffic Scotland
The M80 remains shut in both directions.

Other routes affected include the Johnstone to Kilbirnie Road, which is also blocked by snow at Lochwinnoch.

The weather is also affecting the M90 at Perth, where there delays in both directions.

Met Office upgrades amber severe weather warning

From the Met Office

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The warning has been updated to include a greater part of the Central Lowlands.

As storm Doris moves eastwards across central parts of the UK on Thursday a spell of heavy snow is expected on its northern flank.

This will accompanied by strong winds with drifting of snow possible.

There is some uncertainty over the track of Doris and therefore over the extent of snowfall, but confidence is now higher for disruptive snow to affect the amber area.