Flood warnings and snowy showers across Scotland causing disruption

ScotRail services and major roads have been affected by the weather.

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Flood warnings have been issued as snowy showers sweep across Scotland on Saturday.

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) issued five flood warnings and six flood alerts as a yellow weather warning for snow is in place across much of the country.

High tides and strong winds of up to 50mph could cause flooding in lower-lying regions, SEPA said.

Westbound Lane 3 on the Kingston Bridge has been closed due to flooding on the approach, Traffic Scotland said.

There is a risk of flooding in Ayrshire, Dumfries and Galloway, Orkney and Caithness and Sutherland.

Alerts are also in place for West Central Scotland, the Western Isles and Shetland.

A statement from SEPA said: “Over the next few days, a combination of high tides, surges and strong winds means that flooding to coastal areas could occur.

“SEPA will continue to monitor the situation, and further updates will appear here if the situation changes.

“Remain vigilant and remember, it is your responsibility to take actions which help protect yourself and your property.”

Transport services in Scotland have already been impacted by the wintry showers.

ScotRail said there are delays of up to 20 minutes and some cancellations on its services between Glasgow Central and Paisley Canal due to localised flooding.

Drivers in Stirling and South Lanarkshire have been advised to use caution due to surface water affecting driving conditions.

Road users are advised to use caution crossing the Kessock, Dornoch and Erskine Bridges due to high winds currently affecting driving conditions.

The Scottish Championship match between Partick Thistle and Queen of the South at Firhill Stadium and the Scottish League Two game between Stirling Albion and Cowndebeath at Forthbank had to be called off due waterlogged pitches.

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