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PICTURES: Wintry weather in the Highlands provides picture postcard scenes as further snow forecast


By Val Sweeney

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A winter wonderland south of Inverness.
A winter wonderland south of Inverness.

Wintry showers may have caused travel disruption for some in the Highlands.

But for others, it was the chance to get outside and have fun in the snow.

Lily Denoon (centre) with Morag and Rona Shields.
Lily Denoon (centre) with Morag and Rona Shields.

Youngsters took the opportunity to get out on their sledges or build a snowman while others enjoyed being in the outdoors and taking in the winter wonderland scenes.

Lily May Baxter and Isla Glen.
Lily May Baxter and Isla Glen.

The adverse weather conditions resulted in the closure of the A9 south of Inverness in both directions yesterday afternoon.

Derek Grant with dogs Floyd and Finn.
Derek Grant with dogs Floyd and Finn.

Both carriageways reopened to traffic about 3.20pm after teams from Bear Scotland cleared the snow although motorists were still advised to drive with extra caution.

Tricky conditions on the northbound carriageway of the A9 at Daviot caused problems for motorists.
Tricky conditions on the northbound carriageway of the A9 at Daviot caused problems for motorists.

A Met Office yellow warning remains in place for further sleet and snow showers in the Highlands and Islands for tomorrow and into Friday.

Zofia Sychro builds a snowman.
Zofia Sychro builds a snowman.

The conditions are likely to lead to some difficult driving conditions and travel disruption.

The snowfalls in Inverness provided scenic wintry scenes.
The snowfalls in Inverness provided scenic wintry scenes.

The showers are likely to lead to a fresh covering of snow for areas above 200m.

Below this level, they may cause some slush which then may freeze and cause dangerous, icy patches.

PICTURES: Snow fun in Ross-shire

Ross-shire roads report


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