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Snow starts to fall on Scotland's road network

Snow in Aberdeenshire
Image caption Roads in Aberdeenshire have been affected by snow

Snow has started to fall on high level roads in Scotland, with warnings in place of more to come at lower levels.

Commuters had been warned of possible disruption to travel as snow is expected across much of the country.

Most of the central belt remained wet during the morning travel peak but wintry showers remain a possibility throughout the day.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning which will affect most council areas from 03:00 until 22:00.

The warnings for Scotland came as many parts of the UK continues to face the threat of flooding.

Snow was affecting a number of routes in Dumfries and Galloway, the Borders and Midlothian early on Monday morning.

Further has been forecast during the evening rush hour, especially in the east and north of the country.

Above 100m (328ft), 2-5cm (1-2in) is expected while up to 20cm (8in) may build up in areas above 300m (984ft).

Vehicles and passengers may become stranded on roads with delays possible, as well as potential disruption to rail and air travel.

Some rural communities could become cut off and power cuts could occur with other services such as mobile coverage affected.

A further warning has been issued covering the period from 20:00 on Monday until 10:00 on Tuesday.

The Met Office said wintry showers could be seen, with icy patches leading to possible hazardous travel conditions.

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Image caption An ice warning has been issued for Monday evening and Tuesday morning

It comes after a weekend of high winds and rain with flooding leaving cars, roads and fields submerged in some parts.

One woman had to be rescued from her vehicle by canoe in Old Kilpatrick, West Dunbartonshire.

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency originally had more than 40 flood warnings in place at its peak.

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Image caption This car became stuck after the road into Milngavie was flooded

Last weekend road, rail and ferry links were hit and football matches cancelled as Storm Dennis swept across Scotland.

While the overall picture has improved during the week, parts of north-west England experienced more than a month's worth of rain between Thursday and Friday.

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Media captionA woman is rescued by canoe after her car becomes submerged in Old Kilpatrick

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