LiveScotland's weather LIVE: Snow, traffic and travel, power cuts, and latest weather updates with amber warning in force

It’s a white winter wonderland in most parts of Scotland after heavy snow fell overnight – but the effects of Storm Darcy continue to cause traffic delays and other hazards across the country on Tuesday.

The Met Office forecasts that snow showers will continue during the day on Tuesday and into the evening across most of Scotland.
The Met Office forecasts that snow showers will continue during the day on Tuesday and into the evening across most of Scotland.

The Met Office forecasts that snow showers will continue during the day on Tuesday and into the evening across most of Scotland.

Delays and cancellations are predicted for rail and air travel, some rural communities could be cut off, and power cuts and disruption to mobile phone coverage is also likely.

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Scotland’s weather LIVE: The latest updates with amber warning for heavy snow in force

Last updated: Thursday, 01 January, 1970, 01:00

Key Events

  • UK’s coldest night of the winter so far recorded in Scottish Highlands
  • Snow and ice warnings remain in place for most of Scotland
  • Delays and cancellations predicted for rail and air travel
  • Some rural communities could be cut off, say Met Office
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ScotRail reported delays due to staff struggling to get to work, while Transport Scotland urged care, following a number of accidents early on Tuesday.

STV weatherman Sean Batty reported that Braemar in Aberdeenshire has had record levels of snow.

Areas including Edinburgh and Glasgow have already faced a loss of electricity supplies amid the wintry weather.

Parts of Orkney are dealing with power cuts, with all schools in the area closed, even to children of key workers, due to the weather.

146 gritters out last night, say Transport Scotland

Speaking on Good Morning Scotland, Transport Scotland manager Stein Connolly said: “We had 146 gritters out last night.

“All the trunk roads are open, but there are some places where it’s just passable.

“There has been a couple of accidents – police are working to get these clear, but it’s maybe better to leave it until a safer point in the day (to travel).

“We did have temperatures down to nearly minus 18 last night at Bannockburn in Stirling, so it has been a challenge.

“It’s been minus seven, eight throughout the country last night.”

He added that people should leave plenty of travel time for their journeys, and ensure extra space between cars.

Mr Connolly said: “It takes up to 10 times longer to stop in the snow, so just make sure you’re leaving plenty of space.”

Temperatures ‘dip to almost minus 18C’ as Scotland battles snow

Parts of Scotland reached as low as nearly minus 18 Celsius (minus 0.4F) on Monday night, as the country faced Storm Darcy.

Bus and rail travel has been disrupted with an amber weather warning in place for much of the central belt and Transport Scotland reporting temperatures down to nearly minus 18 at Bannockburn in Stirling.

The Met Office forecasts that snow showers will continue during the day on Tuesday and into the evening across most of Scotland.

ScotRail reported delays due to staff struggling to get to work, while Transport Scotland urged care, following a number of accidents early on Tuesday.

The amber warning is in place until 9pm.

Scotland’s weather: Severe amber warning for snow in place between Glasgow and Edinburgh and north to Perth

Snow and ice warnings remain in place for most of Scotland as the effects of Storm Darcy continue to cause traffic delays and other hazards.

The Met Office forecasts that snow showers will continue during the day on Tuesday and into the evening across most of Scotland.

ScotRail reported delays due to staff struggling to get to work, while Transport Scotland urged care, following a number of accidents early on Tuesday.

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