Scots have woken up to the sight of Spring snowfall – with travel and weather warnings across the country extended.
Almost 1ft of the white stuff was recorded at the Cairngorm Mountain car park on Wednesday morning with conditions at the resort said to be “fantastic”.
A Met Office yellow warning for snow in place across Tayside and Fife until 3pm on Wednesday has now been extended until 6pm, with flurries expected on both higher ground at lower levels.
In response to the forecast, which also predicts heavy rain and sleet, the force extended its “stage two” travel warning from 4pm on Tuesday until 3pm on Wednesday.
9 ;45am Wednesday 4th April. 25cm of fresh snow at the car park level. 24hrs of continuous snowfall with dry powder…
In Courier Country one local reported “white-out” conditions in the Kinross area, with heavy snow affecting much of Perthshire.
Drivers were forced to ditch their vehicles on the the A822 at Braco, with roads at Auchterarder, Muthill, Crieff, Glendevon and Letham described as “passable, with care due to heavy snow”.
The A9 Stirling to Perth road is also said to be affected by the freezing conditions, particularly the area around Greenloaning.
The M90 Perth to Edinburgh road around Glenfarg has also been hit by the weather.
The Cairn O’ Mount road connecting Fettercairn and Strachan is said to be “passable with care”.
The A93 Braemar to Perth road around Glenshee is open.
Snowing heavily Caenlochan and Glas Maol unlikely to run due to wind and visibility Don’t forget your Google’sRoads open
Another Met Office yellow warning for heavy rain and snow will be in force from noon until midnight on Wednesday, which may affect part of Fife.
Full list of local roads affected by snow:
Roads around Auchterarder / Muthill / Crieff /Glendevon (snow – passable with care)
Letham area of Perth (heavy snow – passable with care)
A822 Braco (snow/abandoned vehicles – now open to all vehicles)
A822 Gilmerton to Milton (heavy snow – passable with care)
A826 Milton to Aberfeldy (heavy snow – passable with care)
A827 Killin to Aberfeldy (heavy snow – passable with care)
There’s a lot of surface water on the road.
Please keep your distance from the Ploughs.#DriveSafe 🚗
— BEAR NE Trunk Roads (@NETrunkRoads) April 4, 2018
Scots have been posting photos of Wednesday’s morning’s snowy conditions to Twitter:
— Scott Hadden (@shadden_scott) April 4, 2018
Really?! April 'snow' showers?! pic.twitter.com/DpqJwpov0v
— ScotlandECs (@ScotlandECs) April 4, 2018
— Dunmore Scotland – designed and made in Scotland (@dunmorescotland) April 4, 2018
— Inverness Outlanders (@InverOutlanders) April 4, 2018
— Borders Journeys (@Bordersjourneys) April 4, 2018
Snow falling #A9 Greenloaning ❄️
— Traffic Scotland (@trafficscotland) April 4, 2018