Roads and Motorways

Scotland's Roads and Motorways

Five injured in car crash during drifting snow

Five people have been injured in a two-car crash as drifting snow causes hazardous conditions in the Highlands.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
Milder weather is on the way. Picture: Getty

Milder weather ahead as commuters struggle in snow

More snow warnings have been issued for tomorrow, but forecasters said milder weather lay ahead with temperatures up to 12C by midweek.

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Scotland’s weather: Drivers told to stay off the roads

Police and ministers told motorists to stay off the roads across a swathe of central and southern Scotland today after a new amber warning for heavy snow was issued.

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Picture: PA

Police officer hit by car in Stirling

Police are appealing for witnesses after a police officer was hit by a car.

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Vehicles are seen stuck in traffic on the M74 in Dumfries and Galloway

‘No-one came to check on us’: Motorists relive horror night stuck in Scottish snow

Many motorists spent the night on the M74 in Lanarkshire after heavy snowfall, relying on Twitter and radio reports for updates.

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‘Avoid travel’: Government warns Scots ahead of heavy snow tonight

People living in parts of Scotland have been urged to avoid travel tonight with heavy snow forecast.

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Drivers stranded on M74 overnight as heavy snow hits Scotland

Hundreds of drivers were forced to spend the night in their cars after heavy snow saw them stranded on the M74.

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More than 200 grit lorries work across Scotland. Picture: Michael Gillen

Sir Salter Scott: Names of Scottish road gritters prove a hit

Generally yellow in colour and carrying a heavy load of salt, the average road gritter is not designed to win public affection.

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Picture: PA

Probe finds Scots being ripped off by private parking firm fines

SCOTS motorists are being ripped off in private car parks after an investigation revealed that one-third of them breach consumer protection laws.

Transport
Charing Cross in Glasgow

Traffic disrupted in Glasgow for icicle removal works

Traffic in Glasgow was temporarily disrupted today so large overhanging icicles could be removed from Charing Cross tunnel.

Transport
Cold weather has added to a number of incidents.

Scotland’s weather: spate of crashes on roads as big freeze grips

Police have dealt with 25 road crashes in an hour amid freezing conditions across the country.

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Customers can use an app on their mobile phones to book a car. Picture: PA

Uber granted operating licence in third Scottish city

Controversial private hire firm Uber has been granted a licence to operate in Aberdeen.

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Beveridge struggled with police

Stagecoach bus fire causes closure of busy Scottish route

A Stagecoach bus has caught fire in Aberdeenshire.

Transport
Dundee has been named by Bloomberg as a top destination for 2018

Police appeal to identify man seen falling from Tay Road Bridge

Police are appealing for help in identifying a man who was seen falling from the Tay Road Bridge on New Year's Day.

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians
28-year-old David McGarvey was killed in a collision

Young dad killed in horror Boxing Day bike crash

A young father has died after his motorbike slammed into a Saab car parked on a Duddingston road in a horror Boxing Day crash.

News
The Queensferry Crossing opened to traffic in August

Experts look to ease congestion at Queensferry Crossing

Transport leaders are ready to take extra measures to improve traffic flow on the approaches to the Queensferry Crossing if the increased 70mph speed limit fails to sort out congestion.

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Unlike this border sign, 17 on the Great Glen cycle route were incorrect

Transport Scotland replaces Gaelic signs due to misspelling

TRANSPORT chiefs had to replace 17 Gaelic road signs - after failing to use a translation service.

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The scene outside The Balmoral Hotel today. Picture: Jon Savage

Man hit by masonry from Balmoral Hotel on Princes Street

A man cheated death after bungling workmen sent a piece of masonry from Edinburgh iconic five star Balmoral Hotel crashing to the ground.

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Picture:  Lisa Ferguson

Transport Scotland wins bridge award despite unfinished work

Transport Scotland has won an award for its work on the new Queensferry Crossing just days after announcing up to ten months of extra works on the bridge.

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Scotland set for freezing weekend as Met Office warning remains

Scotland faces a freezing weekend, with more snow in the north and temperatures staying below zero in places.

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