Transport minister Keith Brown has chaired a meeting of the Scottish Government’s resilience room in response to the Met Office’s extended amber weather warning.
Heavy rain and gales which have swept the north at the weekend are now predicted to last into tomorrow.
Mr Brown said: “Last week the Scottish Government launched its ‘Ready for Winter’ Campaign to raise awareness around the challenges winter can bring for communities across the country and highlight some of the preparations people can make to help mitigate the effects.
“This weekend’s amber alert from the Met Office – the first of this winter – is another timely reminder that we are now moving into winter proper, and all of the sudden changes poor weather can bring.
“That is why the Scottish Government and its partners stand ready to respond to events as they arise.”
He added: “We have already witnessed the effects of some high winds and very heavy rain over parts of the country, and the Met Office are indicating conditions are set to continue until Tuesday morning, so we should not be complacent.
“The majority of transport modes are largely unaffected at a national level including aviation, trunk roads, motorways, and rail, however there are some local issues arising which we are watching closely and responding to as needed.
“The heavy rain is a particular problem and we have seen disruption to some local and trunk roads, in particular the A82, due to surface water, debris on the roads and flooding.
“Issues are being managed on the ground by the police and welfare issues resolved to get drivers on their way.”