“Travel with caution” – Drivers warned as white out conditions hit Tayside

© Julia Sidell
The M90 near Kinross

Motorists were warned to “travel with caution” on the roads as snow moved into Tayside and Fife on Friday morning.

Wintry conditions which brought blizzards to the West Coast of Scotland this morning, grinding flights to a halt at Glasgow Airport, drifted into Courier Country.

VIDEO: Dashcam footage shows blizzard conditions on Tayside road

Parts of Perthshire and Fife were among the areas which experienced snowfall.

The M90 Perth to Edinburgh road was photographed covered in snow near Kinross just after 11am.

© Julia Sidell
The M90 near Kinross

A live stream video filming from near Benarty Hill showed the white-out conditions affecting Lochgelly.

Bear Scotland said the coldest place on its north-east road network was on the M90 at Glenfarg, which was -7.2C.

A Met Office warning for snow was issued for the whole of Tayside and Fife has been issued, effective  from 8.10am until 3pm.

On Thursday night Met Office spokeswoman Nicola Maxey said: “There’s likely to be snow that may affect road and rail journeys. People should give themselves extra time for travelling and take care on untreated surfaces and pavements.

“Within the (warning) area there could be 2cm-5cm (08.in-1.9in) quite widely and above 250m (820ft) could see 10cm-15cm (3.9in-5.9in).”

Fresh snow warning for the whole of Tayside and Fife issued by Met Office

Tayside Police Division tweeted: “While it might be okay where you are, if you’re planning a journey today then your destination or your route getting there might be experiencing some grotty weather. Check conditions before you go, and plan accordingly.”

Traffic Scotland warned locals in Tayside and Fife to “travel with caution”, adding: “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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