NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland

Snow and ice cause accidents on Grampian roads

Several accidents have been reported as snow and ice caused problems for motorists in the Grampian area.

An air ambulance helicopter was called to the A940 Forres to Grantown road, south of Forres, after a lorry and van collided at about 0950 GMT.

The Scottish Ambulance Service said there were three casualties.

However the helicopter was not needed and they were instead being taken by road to Dr Gray's Hospital in Elgin for treatment.

Grampian Police said there were problems on many of the region's roads, and several accidents.

Most affected roads were said to be passable with care.

A force spokesperson said: "A number of roads across the north east have been affected by snow and ice and Grampian Police is advising motorists to exercise caution.

"When visibility is reduced, because of fog, rain, spray, hail or snow, drivers should use dipped headlights.

"Fog lights can only be used when visibility is seriously reduced to less than 100m but must be switched off if visibility improves."

Some schools in Aberdeenshire were also affected.

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