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Snow fall in west Highlands causes traffic chaos

Snow has hit the western parts of Scotland with Oban and Fort William feeling the brunt of the weather.

Lorry pile-up

Motorists on the A82 were caught-up in a two hour long traffic jam after three HGV lorries began experiencing difficulty on the route as a result of heavy snowfall overnight.

Reports of the incident were received at 7.52am, with police dispatching several members of personnel to the scene.

A police spokesman also confirmed a HGV had collided with a road barrier as a result of the conditions.

Motorists were diverted via Oban following the closure as teams worked at the scene.

Jonathan Coggans had to leave his vehicle to shovel snow during parts of his journey. The a lorry driver for Argyll Hog Roasts supplied a photograph of the weather.

Police response 

Police Scotland received over 125 crash incidents before 10am this morning due to the on-going weather.

They have asked motorists to be careful and drive to the conditions when out on the roads.

Weather Warning

The Met Office has place a yellow weather warning for ice across the Highlands and Western-Islands for today and tomorrow.

 

Ice is expected to form on surfaces later into the evening and overnight.

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