Storm Deirdre: Road closures and crashes as heavy snow and rain hits Tayside and Fife

© Perth and Kinross CouncilWebcam photos showing the snow in Kinloch Rannoch (left), the A9 at Loaninghead (top right) and the A93 at Glenshee (bottom right).
Webcam photos showing the snow in Kinloch Rannoch (left), the A9 at Loaninghead (top right) and the A93 at Glenshee (bottom right).

Tayside and Fife was hit by road closures and crashes as Storm Deirdre brought heavy snow, rain and wind to the local area.

The A93 Glenshee to Braemar road has been shut due to the weather as strong wintry showers hit much of Perthshire. The B974 Fettercairn to Strachan-Cairn O’ Mount road was also closed due to the weather.

🌨☃️ sat 15th Dec – snowgates now closed! ⛄️

Posted by Cairn O'Mount – B974 Banchory to Fettercairn Road on Saturday, 15 December 2018

On Saturday afternoon there were crashes on the the A85 between Crieff and Comrie, which was forced to close for a time, and on the A9 northbound from Ballinluig to Dunkeld.

The snowfall on the A9 between Perth and Aviemore prompted a warning from Traffic Scotland and police.

Kinloch Rannoch in Highland Perthshire was particularly badly hit by snow.

© Perth and Kinross Council
Snow at Kinloch Rannoch.

And Fife Police Division said ‘multiple vehicles’ left the M90 Perth to Edinburgh road and A92 Dunfermline to Dundee route due to the conditions on Saturday as the Kingdom was hit by snow and sleet.

Storm Deirdre brings down St Andrews tree

Roads were also said to be badly flooded around Dundee.

Many took to Twitter to post footage of the snowfall across Perthshire.

Two Met Office amber warnings for ice and snow were in place across Tayside and Fife until early on Sunday morning. It had warned of blizzards, freezing rain and treacherous road conditions.

It's snowing!!! 😍

Posted by Braemar Mountain Sports Ltd on Saturday, 15 December 2018

There had been a few incidents across Fife where cars had skidded off the road, but no reports of any serious injuries.

Parts of Fife saw heavy snowfalls, where heavy rain led to flooding in other parts.

A band of cloud and showery rain is expected across the north of Fife on Sunday evening. It is expected to clear later, with temperatures expected to drop, leading to frost and ice forming overnight.

Meanwhile in Dunfermline, some folk took a bit of time to enjoy the heavy snowfall, creating a new snowpal having a rest on one of the benches at the gates to Pittencrieff Park.