Police urge drivers to take care as temperatures are set to drop

Flurries of snow fell in Montrose
Flurries of snow fell in Montrose

Police Scotland is urging motorists to drive with the utmost care in the adverse weather conditions as temperatures are set to drop below freezing as the day (Thursday, December 5) goes on and into the night.

Snow has already been blowing through Angus today, and officers are warning drivers that road and weather conditions could continue to be challenging for anyone out on the road.

The Met Office have issued a yellow warning for ice for Tayside and other parts of Scotland, as falling temperatures meet wet ground. There is also the potential for up to 10 cm of snow on high ground, such as North Angus and accumulations of about 5 cm at lower levels.

Police Scotland say wherever possible, drivers are advised to stick to main routes and should reduce their speed. They must also adapt their driving to suit the conditions around them and be considerate to other people on the road.

Officers say they will take appropriate action against anyone who is detected driving without due care and attention for other road users.

Work is ongoing to clear trees and other debris that have fallen or been blown on to roads. There have also been reports of some structural damage to buildings due to the high winds. There have been no reports of any injuries.

A number of properties, in Angus and Perthshire, had their electricity supplies interrupted by the weather, and engineers are out in affected areas working to restore power.

For weather and traffic information check the Met Office alerts on www.metoffice.gov.uk.