First snow falls affect high roads in Wales

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Media captionGethin Owen from Roberts and Thomas Recovery in Corwen, Denbighshire, says motorists were taken by surprise

Snow falling on high ground in parts of Wales caused traffic problems with some roads blocked or closed.

The A4212 was partly blocked between Bala and Trawsfynydd in Gwynedd after four vehicles were abandoned in places.

Motorists in Denbighshire and Conwy reported snow lying on the road and hazardous conditions on the A5 between Corwen and Pentrefoelas.

In Rhondda Cynon Taf, the Rhigos mountain road was closed for a while between Hirwaun and Treherbert.

South Wales Police said there had been a number of accidents during the morning rush hour.

Elsewhere, snow and ice have been causing problems for commuters in the north east of Scotland and Northern Isles, with several accidents reported.

Image caption Snow on the A494 road between Bala and Corwen on Tuesday morning

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