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Met Office extends yellow warning for snow and ice in most of Ross-shire; alert also covers Sutherland, Inverness-shire, the Cairngorms, Great Glen and the Inner and Outer Hebrides


By Philip Murray


The area covered by the yellow warning, which will remain in place until 11am on Tuesday, January 28. Picture: Met Office.
The area covered by the yellow warning, which will remain in place until 11am on Tuesday, January 28. Picture: Met Office.

A SNOW and ice warning covering most of Ross-shire has been extended into Tuesday morning.

The Met Office yellow alert, which is already in effect, will now remain in place until 11am following an update earlier today.

It covers all of Ross-shire apart from Easter Ross and the eastern end of the Black Isle.

"Ice and snow is likely to cause disruption," a spokesman warned. They added that "some roads and railways [may be] affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train" and urged motorists and pedestrians to be wary of "icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths".

The Met Office warned that there may be local accumulations of snow of 1cm to 3cm at low levels and between 5cm and 10cm on terrain above 150 metres (roughly 500 ft).

For the latest Met Office alerts, visit its weather warnings page.

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