Scotland’s weather: 24 hour timelapse of snow at Rest and Be Thankful

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Gritters are back out tonight after keeping Scotland’s roads clear during the first significant snowfall of the autumn.

More snow could be on the way, with road firms warning of the chance of further sleet and snowfall on higher roads tonight.

Snow fell on many major routes during the 19-hour Met Office yellow - “be aware” - severe weather warning period, which ended at 10am today.

Stretches affected included the A83 at the Rest and Be Thankful pass in Argyll, the A85 north of Lochearnhead and the A9 at the Drumochter summit.

Traffic cameras also showed snowfall on the A68 at Soutra Hill on the English Border, the M77 in East Renfrewshire, the A737 in North Ayrshire and the M80 in North Lanarkshire.

No problems were reported by Amey, BEAR Scotland and Scotland TranServ, the operating companies which look after trunk roads for the Scottish Government’s Transport Scotland agency.

A spokeswoman for BEAR Scotland said: “Last night saw the first snow of winter fall on some of the higher trunk roads in the north west and north east, in particular on parts of the A83 near the Rest and be Thankful, A82 at Glencoe and A9 at the Drumochter Pass.

“Our teams were working hard, with 45 spreaders out carrying out salt treatments and patrolling routes affected by the snow throughout the night, with some routes treated twice as a precaution.

“Tonight will see more low temperatures with a possible chance of light sleet and snow on some higher routes.

“We’ll have 24 spreaders carrying out salt treatments, with 23 patrol spreaders monitoring conditions and carrying out top-up treatments as required throughout the night.”

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