Police extend travel warning as snow forecast
Conditions may be challenging, especially on higher routes.
Drivers across Scotland have again been advised to travel with caution, as the latest weather alerts came into force.
Police Scotland has extended its warning from 4pm on Tuesday until 3pm on Wednesday for some areas north of Scotland’s central belt.
It follows a Met Office yellow weather warning in place over the same period.
Outbreaks of snow, sleet and rain are forecast across Highland, Aberdeenshire, Moray, Angus, Perthshire, Stirlingshire and Argyll.
23 gritters out tonight in the north east! YELLOW weather warnings for #snow in place from 4pm today until 3pm tomorrow - read more here: https://t.co/AcjQVVBto2 #TheWinterExplorer pic.twitter.com/7EP61RhbMO— BEAR NE Trunk Roads (@NETrunkRoads) April 3, 2018
Superintendent Louise Blakelock, deputy head of road policing for Police Scotland, said: “We are expecting snowy conditions over the next couple of days, especially on the higher level routes.
“I would urge drivers to plan accordingly, check the conditions ahead and make sure they are prepared for all eventualities.
“Many people will be returning to work after the Easter break and conditions may be challenging on some routes not only due to snow but also surface water and spray as the snow melts.
The temperatures across the UK this afternoon show a large contrast between the cold North and the milder South pic.twitter.com/QBE9eQeZWL— Met Office (@metoffice) April 3, 2018
“No-one should ever place themselves at risk on the roads and there are alternative arrangements you can make such as delaying travel until conditions improve or using public transport.
“I want to ask drivers not to become complacent and the key is to be fully prepared, drive safely and to the conditions.”