Weather warning throughout Moray with ice the main travel danger

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Weather warning: Snow and ice affecting most roads in Moray this morning.© Kevin Prosser

Gritters will be in operation throughout Moray from 6am on Wednesday morning with ice the main problem facing motorists as they make their way to work.

While all routes are being reported as open the first major snowfall of the winter in Elgin caused disruption on Tuesday evening, with Grampian Police issuing a warning that drivers needed to take extreme care.

A severe weather warning has been issued for the entire region this morning, with sleet and snow showers spreading from the north. Some heavy snow is anticipated with five to 10cm settling in places, with police warning that the main danger will be snow falling on surfaces that are already covered in ice.

Warning motorists to take extra care a Met Office spokesman said: "The public should be aware of disruption especially when travelling early on Wednesday.

"After a frosty night on Wednesday into Thursday, more snow is expected and the public should be aware that further disruption is likely."

Moray Council's roads and transport department have confirmed that gritters will be in operation this morning treating widespread ice throughout their area, but say that all main roads are currently open.

Scotrail are reporting no disruptions to rail services as at 5am this morning.

For up to date information on the weather situation throughout Scotland visit The STV Weather Centre.

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