It has been confirmed that 147 of Scotland's 195 gritting vehicles will be on duty tonight after the Met Office issued a series of warnings for icy conditions across the country.
Temperatures plunged to a freezing -12C last night during an icy chill that is expected to linger for much of the week.
Aberdeen could finally get some snow this weekend as wintry weather makes its way into the north-east and Moray.
Temperatures could plummet to -10C - the lowest this winter - in parts of the north-east and Moray this weekend.
This week the north of Scotland has been hit by hurricane speed winds, flooding and so much snow that some roads, rail lines and schools have been forced to close - and today the Met Office warned there is more to come.
Hundred-mile-an-hour winds have battered parts of the UK as the latest wave of winter weather caused misery for commuters, but it is expected to clear up by the week's end.
Snow, ice and wind is expected to hit the north-east today and tomorrow.
Police have issued warnings for all north-east roads today as freezing conditions grip the region.
The north is set for four inches of snow over the course of today and tomorrow as winter weather continues to sweep the country.
More winter weather will affect the north-east today after gale-force winds left thousands without power and caused travel chaos.
Aberdeen and Inverness could both be hit by snow tomorrow with freezing temperatures set to grip the north and north-east.
Motorists are being advised to avoid an Aberdeenshire road for their own safety. Police say icy conditions on the B976 Crathie to Gairnshiel poses a risk to drivers. Officers have arranged for the road to be treated by gritter teams.
The Met Office have issues a 'yellow warning' for snow and ice across the north of Scotland today.
Temperatures are set to plummet in the north-east of Scotland tonight with motorists urged to be wary of ice on the roads on Christmas Day.
The north-east is in line for further wintry weather this morning with the chances of a white Christmas not yet ruled out by forecasters.
Moray is set to be hit with further snowfall this morning while the chances of a white Christmas have not been ruled out by forecasters.
Motorists are being warned that snow and ice could lead to hazardous driving conditions in the north and north east, starting this evening.
People in the north-east have been warned to brace themselves for some of the coldest nights of the winter this weekend - with temperatures dropping as low as -6C.
A lorry has got stuck on the ice near Insch. Police are diverting traffic around the lorry, which got into difficulties on the B9002 Kennethmont-Insch road. The route is still open, but westbound traffic is beginning to back up. Aberdeenshire Council has been been called out to grit the road.
Motorists are being warned that roads across the north are likely to be icy tomorrow morning following heavy rain and plummeting temperatures overnight.
Forecasters have issued a severe weather warning for the north and north-east.