Yellow warning for heavy rain and snow brings travel travel disruption across Scotland

  • The Yellow Weather Warning for Heavy Rain is in effect until 2:00 PM on Friday

  • Train services between Glasgow and Edinburgh have been canceled due to flooding

  • Collision on the A720, near Lothianburn, blocking one road

  • The second yellow warning for snow issued from 3 pm on Friday

Scotland has been hit by widespread travel disruption after a yellow weather warning for heavy rain and snow came in on Friday morning.

The first yellow warning came into effect at 2am on Friday as heavy rain lashed central areas of Scotland including Glasgow, Stirling and Edinburgh.

The Met Office said the conditions brought a risk of flooding to homes and were likely to disrupt travel.

A second yellow warning has been issued from 3pm on Friday as snow is expected to fall in areas including Angus, Perth and Kinross, Stirling, Aberdeenshire, the Highlands and Argyll and Bute.

STV meteorologist Sean Batty said the snow will be heavy in northern parts of the country with some sleet and wet snow possible especially in the northern Highlands including areas of the A9 south of Inverness.

“Up to 10-15 cm of snow can accumulate in the grassy areas more than 300 meters,” he said.

Both snow and rain warnings are in place until 9am and have affected train services and roads in the country.

Due to flooding on the line, ScotRail has confirmed that services between Glasgow and Edinburgh will be canceled on Friday morning.

The travel provider said they have requested buses and are trying to rectify the situation as soon as possible.

There are also speed restrictions in place due to the heavy rain.

Drivers across Scotland have been warned that conditions are “particularly difficult” on Friday morning due to surface water and rain.

On the M90, Southbound, drivers have been told to ‘take care’ as reports of an overturned vehicle between J5 – J6 are said to be in both lanes.

Police have reported a collision on the A720, Westbound, around Lothianburn which is currently blocking one road.

On the A93, in Glenshee, difficult driving conditions were reported between Braemar and Glenshee.

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