Blizzard pile-up closes A9

By jane candlish

Published: 01/02/2014

The main arterial route to the Highlands was closed for hours last night after a three vehicle pile-up in blizzard conditions.

The snowgates at either end of the notorious Drumochter Pass on the A9 Inverness to Perth road were shut after the incident involving a snow plough, a lorry and a car.

No one was badly injured but the accident, between Wade Bridge and Dalnacardoch Lodge, brought the trunk road to a standstill as agencies struggled to recover the large vehicles and clear the route of snow.

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