Ice warning after overnight snow in Scotland

Snow on the A9
Image caption Snow has been falling on higher routes with warnings of icier conditions on Sunday morning

Forecasters have warned of icy conditions after snow showers move across the north of Scotland overnight.

Snow and strong winds hit parts of the country on Saturday, causing problems on some high level routes and major road bridges.

The Met Office issued yellow "be aware" ice warnings for most of Scotland through until mid-morning on Sunday.

There are also ice warnings for north west England, the Midlands, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Police have asked motorists to check conditions and routes before driving.

The Met Office said: "Although the heaviest of the snow showers over the northern half of Scotland should have died out by Sunday morning, ice will become increasingly extensive on untreated surfaces and then last for much of Sunday morning.

"Additionally a further 2 to 5cm of snow may accumulate locally by dawn.

"The public should be aware that this could lead to some disruption to travel."