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Much of Ross-shire is braced for further snow showers after fresh yellow warning from Met Office; its alert area also includes Inverness, the Black Isle, all of Caithness, almost of Sutherland, and the Great Glen

By Philip Murray

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The area covered by the latest Met Office alert. Picture: Met Office.
The area covered by the latest Met Office alert. Picture: Met Office.

HIGHLANDERS are bracing themselves for yet more snow after another yellow Met Office warning was issued for Tuesday.

The new warning follows an earlier yellow alert on Sunday evening and through Monday, which was accompanied by strong winds and frequent heavy showers – even to low levels.

It led to rail disruption on the Kyle and Far North Lines on Monday morning, with a number of services either cancelled or terminating early on in their journeys.

A lorry also closed the A9 in Caithness for 90 minutes after it jack-knifed at Latheron shortly after 7.30am.

Issuing its latest warning – which runs from midnight tonight until 10am on Tuesday, a Met Office forecaster said: "Frequent hail and snow showers will continue through the early hours onwards into Tuesday morning. Further accumulations of one to two centimetres of snow are likely for some with higher accumulations likely on some hills and mountains.

"Conditions will also remain windy with some drifting of snow possible."

The alert, which follows immediately on from Monday’s warning, covers all of Caithness, almost all of Sutherland, much of Ross-shire, the Black Isle, Inverness, all of the Great Glen, and as far south as the Corran Narrows. It also extends into the Cairngorms, and east through all of Moray and Aberdeenshire.

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