TAYSIDE Police is urging drivers to avoid parts of rural Angus, as winds continue to whip snow across B-roads just as fast as ploughs are able to clear them.
A number of vehicles were getting stuck in snow drifts during the course of Friday and while emergency services were able to reach drivers who had got into difficulty, the continued high winds are making normal travel impossible.
As a result Tayside Police and its partners are asking people to avoid the following routes from now, overnight and until further notice:
B978 from B961 (N)
B961 from Templehall (N)
B9128 from Muirdrum A92 (N) Lochlair
B9127 from Arbroath into and cross over B961 etc (W)
B9128 up to Crombie from Muirdrum then north into affected area (N)
B961 from A933 south to Crombie (S)
B9128 Craichie (road ahead closed south) (S)
B9128 Upper/Nether Tulloes road closed (S)
B9127 from A90 closed at Whig Street (E)
B978 closed at Wellbank (N
Tayside Police, Tayside Fire and Rescue and other agencies will be operating in vehicles equipped to deal with the conditions, but the advice is to stay away from these routes.
Any vulnerable people living in these areas who have any concerns or difficulties should contact Tayside Police on 101.
The Met Office forecast that frequent snow showers will continue into tomorrow morning at least, with easterly winds continuing to blow the dry snow causing snow to drift. These winds are predicted to continue into Saturday evening.
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Weather for Montrose
Thursday 23 May 2013
Temperature: 4 C to 8 C
Wind Speed: 45 mph
Wind direction: North
Temperature: 4 C to 10 C
Wind Speed: 18 mph
Wind direction: North east