A gritter has overturned and blocked a road after skidding on frozen floodwater in Aberdeenshire.
The driver was left “understandably shaken up”, Aberdeenshire Council said as it confirmed the vehicle crashed near Hatton of Fintray on Monday morning.
The incident came after the Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for ice in the north of Scotland.
The alert came in the aftermath of Storm Babet with plummeting temperatures causing remaining floodwater to freeze.
The council confirmed the driver did not suffer any serious injuries.
A spokesperson for Aberdeenshire council said: “We may have seen the back of Storm Babet but this morning we’ve seen temperatures drop sharply causing ice on the roads network.
“Our gritting crews were out across Aberdeenshire last night and again at 5.30am. Sadly an experienced gritter driver hit a patch of iced floodwater at Hatton of Fintray and overturned.
“We understand that he has suffered some bruising and was understandably shaken up but thankfully has not suffered any serious injury.
“It sharply emphasises the dangers our crews face tackling such conditions and we would urge motorists to take extreme care if you are venturing onto the network today.
“Even though there are no weather warnings in force anymore, it is so important you drive carefully if you are out and about today. Slow down and drive to the conditions.”
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