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Motorists warned after several crashes due to icy roads

Met Office warnings of ice were in place for much of the country on Thursday morning.

There have been several crashes as motorists were warned to beware of icy roads across the country.

Met Office yellow “be aware” warnings for ice were in place for south-western Scotland, part of Northern Ireland, Wales and central and south-eastern England until 10am on Thursday.

A yellow snow and ice warning for northern Scotland was valid until 11am.

A car and a caravan overturned on the A9 between Broxden and Tibbermore near Perth at about 8.15am.

In Dumfries and Galloway, a van and a small lorry were involved in a collision on the A77 at about 6.20am while there was a crash on the A82 near Balloch, West Dunbartonshire.

Police warned motorists to take care, with Stirling Police tweeting: “Be aware of very icy roads when you go out this morning.

“Standing water has frozen on many routes and early morning gritting has had limited effect. “

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