SCOTRAIL has issued an update ahead of a yellow warning for snow and ice coming into force on Friday afternoon. 

A yellow warning for snow and ice covering an area stretching from Stirling to Orkney will begin at 3pm on Friday, February 9 and remain in place until 6pm tomorrow.

A separate warning in place in the south of Scotland for snow is also in place until 3pm on Friday afternoon.

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In a post on Twitter/X, ScotRail said: “Please note that the @metoffice has issued YELLOW weather warnings for snow and ice across Scotland.

“We’re planning to run our full timetable with the exception of the West Highland Line where there are some changes to our services.”

Traffic Scotland meanwhile encouraged people to “plan ahead, travel with caution and take action when necessary” when travelling.

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Met Office meteorologist Dan Stroud said temperatures in the early hours of Thursday reached a low of minus 13.8C in Altnaharra in the Highlands.

He said: “We’ve still got rain and many have snow making its way northwards, we have got further weather warnings in force.

“Temperatures are recovering a little, across the far south it’s generally mild. We’ve got a second band of cloud and rain moving northwards, it makes for challenging driving conditions.

“We’ve had the worst of it but we’re not completely clear. Where we have falling snow we see there is a risk of a few icy patches on the roads.

“The focus is probably starting to shift more towards ice, but people should still be cautious.”