Caution urged as snow hits Scottish roads

Overnight snow across central and southern Scotland has been causing some problems for drivers.

Police services in Strathclyde, Central, Tayside and Dumfries and Galloway issued warnings to motorists to "travel with caution".

Conditions on the M8 were "difficult" near Harthill in North Lanarkshire, with traffic moving slowly after the recovery of two lorries stuck in snow.

In Dumfries and Galloway, a number of schools have been closed.

Gritters and snow ploughs have been working across the affected areas.

The Highlands and North East remain cold and icy but without snow.

Overnight 6cm (2.4ins) of snowfall was recorded in Glasgow.

There was lying snow causing problems on the M77 Kilmarnock-Glasgow road at Fenwick in Ayrshire.

There were also difficulties for drivers in the M74 in South Lanarkshire during the morning rush hour

The snow that swept across the south west of Scotland led to the closure of seven primary schools.

Scottish Borders Council said the worst affected part of its region was the central Borders.

There were also reports of several HGVs being stuck on the A702 near West Linton.

First Scotland said there may be some disruption and delay to bus services due to the snow that had fallen across the Glasgow, West Lothian and Borders areas.

The Met Office said: "Outbreaks of snow will continue into Friday morning. Accumulations of 2 to 5cm are expected widely, with 10cm in places.

"The snow should clear away this morning. The public should be prepared for disruption to travel."

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