Police close Elgin route as icy roads continue to threaten travel

Icy conditions continue

Icy patches on Moray’s roads are expected to continue to create hazardous conditions this morning with a Met Office yellow alert remaining in force.

The conditions caused the temporary closure of Oldmills Road in Elgin on Saturday morning when a two vehicles collided on the icy conditions.

One vehicle lost control and slid into another at around 11.30am and when police arrived at the scene they had difficulty walking on the road so took the decision to close it until gritters had attended the scene.

Elgin was not alone in suffering from difficult conditions with snow falling on some parts of Moray before freezing and adding to the treacherous conditions.

The Met Office yellow alert for all of Grampian was extended from Saturday through until at least lunchtime today, with a spokesman saying: “The widespread icy patches will continue to form through Saturday night into Sunday morning.

“The public should take extra care and be aware of the possibility of some disruption to travel.”

All scheduled Highland League games were called off on Saturday because of frozen pitches.

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