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PICTURES: A9 south of Highland capital reopens after closure due to adverse weather conditions


By Val Sweeney

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Police direct traffic after tricky road conditions resulted in the closure of the A9 at Inshes.
Police direct traffic after tricky road conditions resulted in the closure of the A9 at Inshes.

The A9 south of Inverness has reopened in both directions.

The road was closed earlier this afternoon at Inshes between the A96 and B9177 due to stationary traffic and the road being impassable due to adverse weather conditions.

Motorists are diverted off the A9.
Motorists are diverted off the A9.

Traffic Scotland said the road is now open both ways but advised motorists to take care and drive to the conditions of the road.

The A9 was closed in both directions but has since reopened.
The A9 was closed in both directions but has since reopened.

It also says traffic is slow in the area around Daviot.

The A9 slip road at Inshes was closed and traffic diverted.
The A9 slip road at Inshes was closed and traffic diverted.

Yellow weather warnings remain in place for the Highlands and Western Isles until 9am tomorrow.

Frequent snow showers and icy stretches leading to some travel disruption are forecast

Winds gusting 50 to 60 mph at times, temporary blizzard conditions and some drifting of snow on higher level routes are also likely.

The road reopened in both directions later this afternoon.
The road reopened in both directions later this afternoon.

A yellow warning has also been issued for the Highlands later in the week.

Frequent wintry showers are forecast to arrive from the west overnight Thursday into Friday

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