A serious accident saw the A9 closed in Perthshire for more than four hours on Friday evening.
Those planning to toast the New Year with a dram or two have been warned against drinking so much they end up in hospital.
Traffic misery was compounded for motorists in Perthshire by a rush hour break down on the A9.
Motorists escaped injury in a four-vehicle collision on the A9 in Perthshire. Three cars and a van were involved in the accident near the Dowally junction shortly before 6pm. The road was blocked for a short time until the vehicles were removed.