Parts of Scotland woke up to snow on Tuesday morning as a cold snap spread across the country.
The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for snow and ice through the night until 10am.
The Borders, Dumfries and Galloway, Glasgow, Stirling, Edinburgh and the Lothians, Lanarkshire, Perthshire, Tayside, Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, Moray, and parts of the Highlands from Inverness up to Thurso were expected to be the worst affected.
In Aberdeenshire, the snow gates on the A939 at The Lecht were closed for more than four hours.
They eventually reopened at around 10.49am, with police confirming they were “passable with care”.
Due to the tier four Covid restrictions in place across mainland Scotland, the country’s roads are expected to be quieter than normal.
Drivers heading out have been warned to beware of icy roads. Pedestrians have also been urged to avoid untreated pavements.
Wintery weather & icy road conditions— North East Police (@NorthEPolice) December 29, 2020
Across the North East Divisional area there are adverse weather conditions & icy roads. Drive according to conditions & plan ahead. https://t.co/U8A1x0nPru pic.twitter.com/HBWidiC9PI
Police Scotland has also issued winter road safety guidance with advice for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.
A spokesperson said: “Be prepared. Be safe. Be seen.
“To report an accident phone 101 or 999 in an emergency.”