Ice warning to motorists after spate of accidents on north-east roads

Icy road
Warning: Motorists are being warned of ice on the roads following a spate of accidents.STV

Motorists were warned to take care on the north-east’s roads after a spate of accidents on Monday.

Grampian Police said officers had been called to several accidents in the morning but that no one had been seriously injured nonetheless the force was warning of ice on all routes.

At around 9am, police officers were called to a Silver Hyundai which had left the road on the A90 Aberdeen-Dundee road near the Pitskelly turnoff.

Earlier, at around 7.40am, a silver Nissan Primera crashed on the same road near the Fordoun turn-off and a woman was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary after her Fiat 500 left the road near the Auchenblae junction just before 7.45am.

On the B9030 Mintlaw-Auchnagatt route a Volkswagen van landed on its side at around 7.05am. Police said no one had been injured in the incident.

At 8.30am a Mini and Jaguar crashed on the A90 near Temple of Fiddes and in a separate incident a van overturned in the same area but no one was injured.

A green hatchback car also left the road near Glenbervie and on the A937 Marykirk-Laurencekirk road when two vehicles collided at around 6.50am.

Traffic Scotland warned of low temperatures and said that all routes could be affected by ice.

A spokesman said: “Wintry showers, falling mainly as rain at low levels, will lead to the formation of ice.

“The public are advised to be aware of the risk of icy stretches on some untreated roads and pavements.”

Elsewhere the B974 is closed between Banchory and Fettercairn due to snow.

Police said the A93 Aboyne-Ballater road was “passable with care” due to snow and slush.

Three Aberdeenshire schools were also affected by the low temperatures. Alford Academy, The Gordon Schools and Inverurie Academy all saw changes to their school transport due to ice.

Kinellar School was closed due to a problem with heating.

In Moray, Elgin High School was partially closed due to problems with heating.

Temperatures were forecast to stay low, with Braemar expected to see the mercury drop to -3C. Aberdeen should be around 2C, Huntly 1C and in Laurencekirk it will dip to 0C.

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