Snow is slow in arriving in the West

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Lucy Varasamy, the ITV weather woman is forecasting sleet and snow for tomorrow.

By Lizzie Healey

Torrential rain hit Dumbarton and Lomond just before midnight and although it was extremely cold and wet there was no sign of the promised on low ground.

However, police have urged commuters to take care and plan ahead as a band of snow and ice is expected to hit Scotland today.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning covering a large stretch of the country between 01:00 and 12:00 on Tuesday.

Regions affected include Strathclyde, where up to 10cm (4in) of snow on high ground has been forecast. Meanwhile up to 2cm (1in) of snow is expected to lie in lower areas.

Weather forecasters such as Lucy Verasamy, pictured, say some roads and railways are likely to be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and rail services.

For those travelling north, there has already been significant snowfall in some parts of the Highlands and the snow gates on the A939 between Cock Bridge and Tomintoul were closed around 16:30.

More than 100 gritters have been deployed across the areas of the country where the most snow and ice is expected.

All of the agencies responsible for gritting main roads and motorways said the operation would continue through the night between Monday and Tuesday.

In Glasgow, the council started its preparations well in advance of the forecast snow but warned of the potential for “treacherous conditions” on some routes.

However, there was still no sign of snow in Dumbarton and Loch Lomondside at midnight on Monday.

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West Dunbartonshire Council’s gritting squad with council leader Jonathan McColl and his deputy Councillor Marie McNair.

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