Police warning as snow causes ‘treacherous driving conditions’ on north-east road

Snow is causing “treacherous driving conditions” on a north-east road today.

Police are warning motorists of the conditions on the A939, between Ballater and Corgarff.

And the B976, between Crathie and Gairnshield Bridge has been shut due to snow.

The snow gates on the A93, at Braemar, and on the B974, at Cairn O’Mount were shut earlier today, but have since been opened.

Snow and ice have been causing issues across the UK.

In the Highlands, the A9 Inverness to Perth road was shut in both directions with reports snow ploughs were also getting stuck.

Our officers have been out this morning working with partner agencies to keep the roads moving following the earlier…

Posted by Highland & Islands Police Division on Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Temperatures dipped below freezing overnight and are expected to remain in single figures for most of the day.

A “sudden microburst” of hail and snow caused a 24-car motorway pile-up, according to Lancashire Police.

The M55 was closed in both directions in the early hours of Wednesday between junctions one and three.

No one was seriously injured but the crash caused “carnage”, the force said.