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Snow warning issued for Inverness

By Andrew Dixon

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Snow has fallen across the city, causing disruption.
Snow has fallen across the city, causing disruption.

and the Highlands to be prepared for snow has been issued by the Met Office.InvernessA WARNING for people in

It comes as the first significant snow of the winter fell across the city.

Up to four inches have reportedl to the south of the city.Leysy fallen in Milton of

There have also been a number of accidents.

, is closed following a bump between two cars and a lorry. One car is extensively damaged.Kilmorack Brae, near Altyre around 9.10am, while NairnsideThree vehicles were involved in a collision at

Meanwhile, a car collided with a fence on Friars Street, Inverness, shortly after 9am.

The wintry conditions are also causing problems on parts of the A9 and A96.

Brae at 9am.DrumossieA lorry broke down on the A9 southbound at

railway station.Inverness Airport late and some trains are arriving late into InvernessFlights are leaving

Northern Constabulary has encouraged motorists to take extra care and leave plenty time for their journey

"Further snow and low temperatures are forecast for the remainder of the day and overnight," said a force spokesman.

"If travelling, drivers are advised to ensure that both they and their vehicle are suitably equipped and prepared for changeable wintry weather, to exercise caution and drive according to the prevailing weather and road conditions."

Anyone who wants up to date information on the condition of roads throughout the Highlands and the rest of Scotland should contact Traffic Scotland's Helpline on: 0800 028 1414 or visit: www.trafficscotland.org

For regular updates, see the Traffic and Travel section on our website, just click on the link on the home page.

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