Snow and freezing temperatures bring warnings for motorists

Snow and ice causing overnight problems in parts of Moray
Snow and ice was causing overnight problems in parts of Moray

HEAVY SNOW FALLS stuck in parts of Moray last night bringing with it dangerous driving conditions that led to two separate accidents.

Three vehicles were involved in an a crash on the A96 near Keith that left two people being treated at the scene by paramedics.

Two ambulances were called shortly after 5.30pm with police reporting that fortunately there were no serious injuries.  Around the same time another car, reported to be a Renault Clio, ended up on its roof on the A941 at Fogwatt between Rothes and Elgin during heavy snowfalls.

Snow has continued overnight in parts of the region with the Met Office having earlier issued an alert that around 10-15cm of snow should be expected in some parts of the region.

Falling temperatures also led to ice forming on many roads in Moray with the early morning temperature remaining below freezing in many places. Temperatures are expected to rise to around 3c today.

A Met Office spokesman said: “We are faring better than the rest of the country but people should be aware that extra care is required and more time should be allowed for travel today. ¬†Monday night could bring very cold temperatures dropping as low as -5c in many places.”