Snow and ice alerts across Scotland

Cars in the snow on the A820 Doune to the Dunblane road

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Winter showers are planned for many parts of Scotland

Scotland is ready for a cool winter weather explosion with snow and ice warnings taking place across the country.

The Met Office reported that showers are planned in the central regions of Scotland, Grampian, Highlands and Argyll and Bute.

Yellow warnings are in place from 03:00 to 21:00 and arrive after heavy floods on Friday.

Some roads and railways are likely to be affected and longer travel times are expected.

Drivers are advised to expect difficult conditions and some icy patches.

A separate yellow wind alert will also be active from 06:00 to 22:00 for most of the country.

Gusts of up to 60 miles per hour are expected and exposed parts of northern and western Scotland could see wind speeds reach 75 mph.

The heavy rain on Friday brought the blocked vehicles to Paisley and Lochwinnoch in Renfrewshire.

During the night, the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency implemented 12 floods and 34 floods across the nation.

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An ambulance was stuck on Fulbar Road in Paisley on Friday.

The wet conditions also led to the postponement of Friday’s Scottish Premier League match between St Mirren and Hearts at the Simple Digital Arena in Paisley.

Another Scotrail had to close the line between Stirling and Perth for safety reasons after water levels broke an indicator on the Mill O’Keir viaduct.

And on the roads, floods forced the northbound M876 to close at Junction 2 Broomage in central Scotland.

Road, rail and ferry connections were affected last weekend and football matches were canceled as Storm Dennis crossed Scotland.

While the overall picture improved over the week, parts of North West England experienced more than a month of rain between Thursday and Friday.

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Lochwinnoch was also hit by floods on Friday.

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