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Rain, snow and ice trigger journey disruption throughout the north and north-east as additional warnings are issued

Additional climate warnings have been issued throughout the north and north-east as rain, snow and ice proceed to trigger disruption.

A brand new yellow warning for wind will come into at 6pm throughout the north of Scotland, together with Peterhead, Elgin, Stornoway, Wick and Stromness.

At 7pm, a yellow climate warning was additionally positioned in Highland and the Western Isles with Visitors Scotland warning robust winds may trigger some transport disruption.

Wind gusts of between 60-70mph have been forecast primarily round coasts and better floor.

This warning is predicted to finish at 3am.

Transport Scotland additionally confirmed in a Twitter post the A9 Dornoch Bridge has had all lanes restricted in each instructions attributable to excessive winds.

Much more snow and ice was forecast to hit a lot of the Highlands, Moray and Aberdeenshire all through the day, in response to the Met Workplace.

A yellow climate warning got here into impact at midnight at present with wintery situations initially anticipated to proceed till 9pm, however the warning was eliminated early at midday.

From 9pm till 11am tomorrow, a yellow warning for ice will proceed throughout all of Grampian, the Highlands and Islands.

Stay cautious on roads

Residents throughout the area have been warned of icy patches on roads and pavements on account of the persistent rain and snow on greater floor.

There are additionally reviews of floor water on numerous busy roads, together with the A944 Straik Highway and South Deeside Highway.

Amey has stated its has despatched flood models to the A92 between Stonehaven and Muchalls, and the A90 at Stracathro.

Drivers are requested to drive fastidiously and to the highway situations, and instructed to plan forward for longer journeys.

The A83 on the Relaxation and Be Grateful is now open to visitors below convoy management after an in a single day closure.

Visitors Scotland is advising warning when crossing the A87 Skye Bridge attributable to excessive winds.

Gritters and tractors have been out treating the routes and serving to to clear snow in a single day throughout the north and north-east.

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Take into account all components

Douglas Cairns, operator supervisor for Transport Scotland, has stated individuals ought to anticipate some “unsettled climate” and is encouraging drivers to adapt to the altering situations.

Talking to BBC’s Good Morning Scotland, he stated: “We now have numerous closures in place in the intervening time.

“Our recommendation is to drive to the highway situations if you’re planning to journey. Ensure your self and your automobile are prepared for the situations that you’re prone to face, take loads of time and just be sure you get there from A to B safely.

“It’s taking all these components into consideration when you find yourself making a judgment on whether or not you ought to be touring or not.”

Public transport adjustments

ScotRail has confirmed a velocity restriction might be in place for numerous its routes as a result of extreme climate.

That is anticipated to final till the top of the day.

Journeys between Aberdeen and Montrose have been suspended till additional discover, whereas Inverurie to Montrose providers will solely go so far as Aberdeen.

Trains between Inverness and Aberdeen are delayed by about half an hour, whereas these between Oban and Glasgow are cancelled.

These touring to Scottish places from Edinburgh and Glasgow may face delays of between 10 and half-hour.

The climate additionally impacted morning ferry providers, together with from Mallaig to Armadale and the Small Isles.

CalMac suggested that numerous providers could also be canceled at quick discover attributable to robust winds. Passengers are requested to verify their journey prematurely.

The HM Hamnavoe crusing from Stromness to Scrabster, operated by Northlink Ferries, will go away an hour early at 3.45pm.

The HV Helliar leaving Lerwick for Aberdeen at 6pm will now depart on the earlier time of 3pm, arriving in Aberdeen between 9am and 10am tomorrow.

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