Roads closed in Aberdeenshire due to snow and ice

The adverse weather conditions in the North-east are continuing to cause major travel disruption with a number of roads closed throughout the area.

Sunday, 14th February 2021, 10:06 am
Updated Sunday, 14th February 2021, 10:10 am
Drivers across the country have faced difficult and treacherous driving conditions over the last week.

Inspector Allen Shaw, of North East Police Division said: “We are strongly advising motorists avoid travelling today due to adverse weather conditions.”

The following main roads in the Aberdeenshire and Moray areas are closed:

A947 – Turriff to Aberdeen

A947 Oldmeldrum to Newmachar

B9170 Inverurie to Oldmeldrum

A98 at Fochabers – Fraserburgh

A939 - Nairn to Tomintoul/Dava Way

Inspecto Skaw added: “There are a number of other roads closed in the area so we ask everyone to please consider if your journey is absolutely essential and whether you can delay it until the weather improves.

"If you deem your journey really is essential, plan ahead and make sure you and your vehicle are suitably prepared for the adverse conditions.

“We urge motorists to adhere to road closure signs as they are in place for a reason. Please use alternative routes to avoid getting your vehicle stuck or in difficulty.”

Follow @trafficscotland and @NETrunkRoads on Twitter for the latest updates on the roads in the North-east.

The Met Office currently has a yellow weather warning in place for the Grampian area for ice, which is valid until 3pm this afternoon.

It says treacherous ice may develop, at least in a few places, following freezing rain. Where it occurs, significant disruption is possible. There is a chance that dangerous driving conditions may occur, leading to road traffic collisions, road closures and longer journey times by public and private transport.