Traffic chaos as HGV overturns amid wintry weather across Scotland

Long tailbacks on the M74 after lorry overturns, while parts of northern Scotland see heavy snowfall.

Traffic chaos as HGV overturns amid wintry weather across Scotland Contributed via Erskine Logan

Parts of Scotland have experienced travel disruption following heavy snowfall and strong winds.

An HGV overturned on the M74 southbound between junctions 9 and 11, with motorists experiencing 50-minute delays in the area.

Traffic Scotland said traffic was backed up past junction 8 and police are directing vehicles off the motorway at junction 9.

Meanwhile, the Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow across northern parts of Scotland.

The Met Office issued a warning from 6am to 10pm on Tuesday for an area covering much of Highland and Grampian.

STV meteorologist Sean Batty said: “Winter hasn’t quite let go yet with wintry weather continuing in the north of the country through Tuesday, although this is pretty standard stuff for this point in the spring.

“In April the north highlands, Moray and Aberdeenshire would normally see around 4-6 days with falling snow, with mid-May being the turning point where it would be out of the ordinary.

“The wintry weather currently affecting northern areas will become more restricted to higher ground as the day goes on and the warmer air makes another push to the north. Shetland and Orkney will remain in the colder air with some snow on hills overnight.

“In the next few days the colder air moves back south across all areas with some very low temperatures expected in the Highlands. Showers will continue to be wintry over higher ground, and potentially to lower levels in heavier showers.”

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