Blizzards to bring drivers new misery

By Jane Candlish

Published: 23/12/2013

BLIZZARDS, ice and gales will cause more misery for travellers across the north today.

Forecasters warned last night that there would be no let-up in the wintry blasts that made driving conditions treacherous across the region yesterday. A yellow “be aware” alert for snow and ice was in place for the Highlands and islands, Moray and Aberdeenshire.

Seven people were injured in a string of accidents and the key A9 route was shut for nearly six hours in the morning after a Tesco lorry jackknifed at the notorious Drumochter Pass. The crash blocked the main Inverness-Perth road in both directions, forcing police to close the snow gates at Dalwhinnie and Blair Atholl.

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