Parts of Scotland have woken up to snow and ice following a yellow weather warning.
The Met Office issued a warning for snow and ice for the central belt, parts of the Borders and the Highlands up until midday on Thursday.
Traffic Scotland warned drivers of wintery conditions on the roads and gritters were deployed across most of Scotland to treat the roads.
A number of roads were closed in the early hours following a series of crashes, Traffic Scotland said.
Scots in the north west were expected to see 2cm of snow by Thursday morning, with 2-5cm above 200m and up to 10cm over some of the highest routes.
Some snow could also reach the Southern Uplands, according to the weather warning.
STV meteorologist Sean Batty said: “I’d say this is going to be the first ‘proper cold’ we’ve had so far this season with snow settling on high ground down to about 200m in some areas, something we’ve not experienced since spring.”
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