'Ice rink Monday' warning as snow alert continues following -7C weather

Scots are warned of 'treacherous icy conditions in parts of the country amid a Met Office weather warning.

Scotland weather: ‘Ice rink Monday’ travel warning after UK Met Office weather warning and -7C temperatures Police Scotland

Commuters could be facing travel disruption on Monday as the Met Office warning for snow and ice continues.

Wintry showers are expected with snow on hills falling into frozen surfaces which may cause some issues on Scotland’s roads.

The warning covers nearly all of eastern Scotland and will end at 12pm.

The Met Office said there could be icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths.

ScotRail has urged travellers to check before accessing any train services.

It comes after another night of cold temperatures with some parts of the country plunging well below 0C.

Drumnadrochit in Inverness hit -7.3C overnights while Altnaharra in Sutherland dipped to 7C.

Meanwhile, the inner circle of Glasgow’s Subway system was suspended due to a technical fault before running again with delays.

RAC Breakdown spokesperson Simon Williams said northern parts of the UK could be facing an “ice rink Monday as snow refreezes overnight”.

He said: “We’re expecting some very treacherous icy conditions in northern parts, so those who have to drive should exercise great caution. If it’s possible to delay or even abandon journeys that may well be the best option.

“Those who decide to drive should leave extra space behind the vehicle in front, reduce their speeds to give plenty of time to stop.

“Before setting out, it’s important to allow more time to de-ice and de-mist vehicles thoroughly.”

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