One of Perthshire’s busiest roads was closed in both directions due to heavy snowfall on Wednesday morning.
Winter weather returned to Tayside overnight, with the A9 Perth to Inverness road forced to closed in both directions in the Slochd area until about 8am.
Drivers were told to avoid the route.
Police Scotland would like to advise motorists that there is a road closure on the A9 at the Slochd in both directions due to heavy snowfall.
The public are asked to avoid the area if possible and thanked for their patience.
— TaysidePolice (@TaysidePolice) April 3, 2019
Elsewhere the A93 Perth to Braemar road has also been closed north of Blairgowrie to the Spittal of Glenshee due to blizzard-like conditions.
A Perth and Kinross Council spokesman said: “Police Scotland have closed the snow gates on the A93 north of Blairgowrie at the Spittal of Glenshee due to heavy snow and strong winds.”
Police Scotland have closed the snow gates on the A93 at the Spittal of Glenshee due to heavy snow and wind.
The B974 Fettercairn to Strachan, or Cairn O’ Mount, road has also shut off due to the weather until about 2pm on Wednesday.
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The #A9 and other routes affected by snow this morning are now all clear and passable. We would continue to encourage people to make sure their vehicle is prepared for wintery conditions and you are aware of the weather forecast before you travel. pic.twitter.com/1En3Pi7lM2
— NorthernPolice (@northernPolice) April 3, 2019
And the B966 Edzell to Brechin road was blocked near the Trinity Garden Centre on Wednesday morning. Two cars are said to have crashed and a tree was blocking the road.
The Tay Road Bridge was closed to double decker buses and a 30mph speed limit was put in place early on Wednesday morning. The restrictions were lifted before the morning rush hour.
Temperatures dipped below freezing across the board overnight and are expected to remain in single figures for most of the day.