Main Tayside road closed after lorry jackknifes and gets stuck

A main road in Tayside has closed after a lorry jackknifed and ended up stuck.

The vehicle became stuck in the snow this morning on the A93 between Glenshee Ski Centre and Spittal of Glenshee, north of Blairgowrie.

The snow gates have been closed.

There is disruption across Scotland after heavy falls overnight.

A car skidded off a North-east road and into a ditch. The incident occurred at 8.05am on the A947, close to the Swailend junction, south of Newmachar. Police officers were called to the crash.

Police have issued a warning for motorists to drive with caution as a yellow rain and snow warning begins.

Rain and snow was expected to affect much of southern, western and central Scotland, including the M74, with gales also forecast.

The yellow weather warning ends at 3pm today.

Between 5cm and 15cm of snow was expected to fall on higher ground over 300 metres.

Police say some sections of the M74 and higher routes heading north out of the Central Belt were at risk of snow accumulations.

Temperatures are forecast to fall again during Tuesday night, bringing a risk of ice on untreated surfaces.

Chief Superintendent Stewart Carle of Police Scotland said: “Drivers should take extra care while travelling on Tuesday.

“Conditions on the roads are likely to be hazardous in some areas, with snow on higher grounds and heavy rain causing surface water and spray elsewhere.”

 

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