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Snowplough driver hurt in Aberdeenshire accident

A snowplough driver has been airlifted to hospital after an accident on one of Aberdeenshire's most notoriously snowbound roads.

The accident happened on the B974 at the Cairn O'Mount viewpoint just before 1100 GMT.

The air ambulance was launched after paramedics were unable to get to the driver by road.

He was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. His condition was not thought to be life-threatening.

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