Motorists warned after heavy snow on roads overnight

Warning in place for snow and ice across much of the country on Friday morning.

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Motorists are facing “challenging” driving conditions after heavy overnight snow in some areas.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning of snow and ice for much of the country, which warns that heavy snow showers will cause difficult driving conditions with some disruption to travel likely.

The warning, which is valid until midday on Friday, says around 0.8in to 2in (2cm to 5cm) of snow is expected to fall in the area, with up to 4in (10cm) possible in a few places above 492ft (150m), mainly in the far north and north-east.

Police urged people to take extra care while out on the roads.

NorthEast Police tweeted: “Driving conditions across the North East are challenging this morning following heavy overnight snow.

“Motorists are reminded to allow extra time for their journeys, to drive according to the conditions and ensure windows and lights are clear of snow and ice before setting off.”

Edinburgh Police tweeted: “Drive, wheel, walk and cycle with care this morning.”