lucy-verasamy-at-good-morning-britain-show-in-london-01-02-2018-6Look out for snow and ice as you travel to work on Monday morning

By Lizzie Healey

Don’t be fooled by the sunshine out there right now. Motorists have been urged to exercise caution on the roads amid warnings of snow and ice in many parts of Scotland.

Ferry passengers are also being alerted to disruption to west coast services as forecasters, including Lucy Verasamy, pictured right, predict strong winds.

The Met Office has issued a series of yellow weather warnings for snow, ice and high winds.

Up to 15cm (6in) of fresh snow is expected on higher ground in the north of Scotland while wind gusts could reach 55mph on the west coast.

High winds were also affecting the Dornoch and Skye bridges with care being advised.  Snow gates were closed both ways on the A939 between Cock Bridge and Tomintoul, northbound on the A93 at Spittal of Glenshee and southbound on the A93 at Braemar.

Police said the wintry weather could affect driving conditions right through until Monday morning’s rush hour.

Inspector David Hynd said: “Police Scotland is advising all drivers to exercise extra caution as conditions may be hazardous due to snow and ice.

“There is also the potential for high winds around coastal areas and exposed routes particularly in the north east of the country.

“If you are travelling, you should ensure you and your vehicle are adequately prepared for the conditions making sure you have sufficient fuel and supplies such as warm clothing, food and water in the event you are delayed for several hours.

“Charge your mobile phone and plan your route as well as alternative routes.”

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Snow is forecast for tomorrow. Be prepared is the warning from police and weather forecasters. Clearing up at Miller Court in Dumbarton. Picture by Bill Heaney

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