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Met Office warns of snow and ice for parts of Ross-shire on Tuesday; warning follows separate alert for gale force winds in the Highlands on Monday caused by Storm Brendan

By Philip Murray

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The snow and ice alert covers many parts of the Highlands. Picture: Met Office.
The snow and ice alert covers many parts of the Highlands. Picture: Met Office.

A SNOW and ice weather alert has been issued for Ross-shire – amid warnings that up to six centimetres of snow could fall on higher ground in some areas overnight.

The Met Office warning comes into force at 1am on Tuesday and runs until 1pm the same day, and follows hot on the heels of Storm Brendan, which has itself prompted its own weather warning for Monday.

Warning about the overnight snow and ice, a Met Office spokesman said: "Icy patches and wintry showers may lead to some travel disruption.

"There will probably be some icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths.

"Some roads and railways likely to be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services."

They added that pedestrians should take care not to injure themselves through slips and falls on icy surfaces.

The snow alert comes after disruption to road and sea transport on Monday, caused by Storm Brendan.

The Skye Bridge was closed to high-side vehicles shortly before 10am, and drivers were being asked to take care while crossing the Kessock Bridge in the strong winds.

CalMac services were also affected on Monday, with warnings that early Tuesday services may also be impacted.

For the latest travel updates, visit Traffic Scotland's website.

For more details about the Met Office alert, visit its weather warnings page.

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