FULL LIST: Snow drifts and abandoned cars force closure of string of local roads

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Snow hits Dundee

A series of roads across Fife and Perthshire have been force to close due to a blast of winter weather.

Snow drifts and abandoned cars have left routes across Courier Country completely blocked as the “Beast from the East” hits Scotland.

The A92 St Andrews to Dundee road was closed between the A91 Mawcarse to St Andrews route and the A912 at Muirhead at about 9pm after being left impassible. It is now passable with care.

Several vehicles are said to have “lost traction” on the road.

The A921 between Kircaldy to Kinghorn road was also said to be blocked on Thursday morning, as was the A976 route between Kennoway and Cupar.

Tayside Police Division said they have been called to a number of minor incidents across the region, but nothing major.

Traffic Scotland said the A90 Aberdeen to Dundee road between Laurencekirk and Stonehaven is hazardous due to “wintry conditions”.

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Snow on the A90 Dundee to Forfar road


Full list of local road closures as of 4.45pm:

  • Passable with care: A92 St Andrews to Dundee road between the A91 Mawcarse to St Andrews route and the A912 at Muirhead (snow)
  • The A93 Braemar to Perth road closed “for the foreseeable future” around the Spittal of Glenshee (snow)
  • The A93 is passable with care between Blackwater and the Spittal of Glenshee.
  •  B918 Between A977 and A91 Kinross (snow drifts)
  • C413 Stronachie (snow drifts)
  • U142 Westown (snow drifts)
  • B919 Mawcarse – Balgedie (snow drifts)
  • B996 Kinross – Gairneybridge (snow drifts)
  • B920 Scotlandwell – C501 Righead (snow drifts)
  • U243 Glenlomond (snow drifts and abandoned cars)
  • A911 Scotlandwell – Milnathort (snow drifts and abandoned cars)
  • B827 Langside – Comrie (drifting snow)
  • A94 Scone to Burrelton (drifting snow/vehicles off road)
  • Passable with care/”essential travel” only: A924 Pitlochry to Kirkmichael, A826 Kinloch to Aberfeldy, A822 Kinloch to Dunkeld.
  • Gritters are said to be at work on most of the routes
  • Perth and Kinross Council said “all other roads” within its boundary are passable with care but should only be used for “essential travel”.

All Stageocach East Scotland services through Perthshire and Fife were suspended until “at least” 10am. Buses in Perth began running just before 10am.

However at 10.30am the firm said it is “unlikely” any of its services through Fife would operate on Thursday.

Additionally “most” rural services through Perthshire have been called off.

A statement from Stagecoach said: “In consultation with Police Scotland, Transport Scotland and similar to other transport operators, no services are operating across Fife at present and it is highly unlikely this situation will change for the remainder of the day as conditions remain the same, or are deteriorating in some areas of Fife.

“We will continue to review the weather and road conditions and post any updates to our position on this page throughout the day.

“Perthshire: Most rural services are not operating, however some services in the city are now operating.”

More updates on local Stagecoach services can be found here.

A Met Office red alert for snow across Central Scotland, Tayside and Fife was in place until 10am. A further amber warning predicting “heavy snow showers” is in force until 6pm.

More to follow.