Police are warning commuters to plan their journeys ahead after the inclement weather left a north-east road "impassable".
Heavy rain is to hit parts of the north of Scotland this weekend.
Despite a relatively mild festive period, residents across the Grampian, Highland and Island regions will need to brace themselves for severe wind today and tomorrow.
Wintry conditions returned to the north causing snow gates to be closed and one school to shut its doors.
A severe weather warning for snow and ice has been extended to the north-east this morning.
The Met Office has warned that some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces are possible as it issued a yellow weather warning for the region.
The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for ice as bus services are hit by the wintry conditions.
The wintry conditions are set to continue according to the latest warning from the Met Office.
Forecasters have warned of heavy rain and flooding across the north today and motorists brace for travel disruption.
After days of hot, sunny weather during the working week, thunder and heavy rain are forecast as the bank holiday weekend gets underway.
Forecasters have issued a weather warning as the north braces itself to be battered with wind and snow.
The Met Office have issued a weather warning for areas of Grampian and the north-east, with heavy rain fall expected.
Snow showers are set to affect higher ground through the rest of the day.
Parts of the north east can expect rain tomorrow - and plenty of it!