Firefighters were called to the busiest road through Angus after a car went up in flames on Thursday afternoon.
One in five local roads is in a poor condition as councils face a huge funding deficit to tackle potholes, according to a new report.
Perth and Kinross Council's revised pothole strategy has been branded an "abject failure".
Multi-million-pound plans to transform an abandoned Perthshire hospital have been described as a "gross over-development" that could lead to more traffic misery.
The Beast from the East has swallowed up grit and salt supplies across Perth and Kinross.
Fife Council has been criticised for a lack of effort in getting communities moving.
Bands of freezing rain which have doused parts of the country risk turning roads into icy death traps, motorists have been warned.
Too many drivers are ignoring pleas to stay off roads hit by severe weather, a senior police officer has warned.
Gritters and ploughs have been out in Angus and the Mearns since early morning with a series of roads badly affected by snow.
Commuters are facing another day of disruption as the weather continues to cripple the UK and Ireland’s travel networks.