Cars and vans have been buried under huge mounds of muddy snow near Buckie.
Snow ploughs attempted to free the vehicles, which became trapped on the A98 when drifting snow blew across Moray amid freezing temperatures, but the road remains closed.
Numerous other roads across the Moray local authority area remained closed on Monday morning.
Many parts of the country experienced travel disruption during last week’s cold snap.
The mercury plummeted to -23C in Braemar, Aberdeenshire, last Thursday – giving Scotland its coldest temperatures since Hogmanay 1995.