Heavy snow hits north-east causing travel disruption across the region

March snow causing chaos in the north-east. Picture: DC Thomson/Chris Sumner

Overnight snow showers hitting the north-east is causing extensive travel issues across the region, with many roads blocked.

Traffic Scotland's warning of hazardous driving conditions, particularly around the AWPR and other major trunk roads. 

Gritters have been out this morning, trying to make the primary routes as safe as possible to travel on. 

Snow gates based in the region on the A974 Banchory to Fettercairn, A93 Braemar to Spittal of Glenshee and the A939 Cockbridge to Tomintoul are all closed. 

North-east college campuses have been closed to all staff and students with some schools in Aberdeenshire also facing the same fate. 


Earlier this morning, Aberdeen Airport could not open the runway until 8am, causing flight delays. 

The yellow warning for snow and Ice is in place until 10am tomorrow morning, with a further alert expected on Thursday at 3am, lasting until 6pm on Friday. 

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