Travel warning for anticipated adverse weather

Drivers are being urged to plan accordingly, check the conditions ahead and make sure they are prepared for all eventualities.
Drivers are being urged to plan accordingly, check the conditions ahead and make sure they are prepared for all eventualities.

Drivers across Scotland are advised to travel with caution, as the latest weather warnings are announced.  Police Scotland have extended the Stage 2 - travel with caution warning from 4pm today until 3pm on Wednesday for some areas north of the central belt of Scotland.

The latest Met Office Yellow weather warning, which is in place until 3pm on April 4, has forecast outbreaks of rain, sleet and snow across Highland, Aberdeenshire, Moray, Angus, Perthshire, Stirlingshire and Argyll.

Deputy Head of Road Policing for Police Scotland, Superintendent Louise Blakelock said: "We are expecting snowy conditions over the next couple of days, especially on the higher level routes.

"I would urge drivers to plan accordingly, check the conditions ahead and make sure they are prepared for all eventualities.

"Many people will be returning to work after the Easter break and conditions may be challenging on some routes not only due to snow but also surface water and spray as the snow melts.

"No-one should ever place themselves at risk on the roads and there are alternative arrangements you can make such as delaying travel until conditions improve or using public transport.

"I want to ask drivers not to become complacent and the key is to be fully prepared, drive safely and to the conditions."

Be fully informed by checking the @PoliceScotland, @TrafficScotland and @MetOffice Twitter feeds before you travel to get the latest information and forecasts.