Highlands & Islands

Met Office warns commuters of snow and ice on Tuesday

A car windscreen covered in ice
Image caption Snow and ice were expected to cause some disruption for commuters on Tuesday

Commuters across large parts of Scotland have been urged to take care as snow and ice are expected to affect travelling conditions.

The Met Office has issued a yellow "be aware" warning for Highlands, Central, Tayside, Fife, Strathclyde, Lothian and Borders and south west areas.

Forecasters said rain moving east across the UK was likely to turn to sleet and snow during the day.

Accumulations of 2-5cm were likely for a time.

During the morning rush hour snow made visibility poor on the M74 between Junction 12 and 15 at Beattock.

Some sleet and wet snow were expected across the higher parts of the M8 for a time too, turning to rain as slightly milder air moved in.

On Monday police dealt with a spate of crashes on a motorway and other minor routes throughout Dumfries and Galloway in icy conditions.

Two separate accidents were reported on the stretch of the A74(M) within the region.

One lane was blocked on the southbound section at Annandale Services with two northbound lanes closed near Moffat.

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