NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland

Snow leads to accidents and closed schools in north east Scotland

Snow in Aberdeen
Image caption Commuters faced delays

Snow and ice is causing problems on roads in the north east and has led to school closures.

There have been a number of accidents, including a car ending up on its roof near Catterline in Aberdeenshire.

A number of higher routes are closed completely while there were heavy rush hour delays on main routes heading into Aberdeen and also in the city itself.

A number of schools in Aberdeenshire have been fully or partially closed, as well as facing transport problems.

Image caption Not just commuters and schools faced problems

Long delays were reported southbound from the Toll of Birness to Aberdeen, and also reports of difficult driving conditions on the A90 around Stonehaven.

Delays were also reported on the A947 at Fyvie, and between Newmachar and Dyce.

Police urged drivers to take extra care.

Image caption The north east of Scotland - including Aberdeen (pictured) - was blanketed in snow overnight