Snow and ice warning

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Police Scotland is warning motorists to take care on the roads after the Met Office issued a yellow warning for ice in Tayside.

Snow has already begun blowing through Angus, Dundee and Perthshire and the Tayside Resilience Partnership which was convened early this morning (Thursday) to manage the multi-agency response to weather-related issues has also warned of challenging driving conditions.

According to the Met Office warning there is potential for up to 10cm of snow on high ground, with accumulations of around 5cm at lower levels.

Wherever possible, drivers are advised to stick to main routes and should reduce their speed. They must also adapt their driving to suit the conditions around them and be considerate to other people on the road.

Police Scotland will take appropriate action against anyone who is detected driving without due care and attention for other road users.

The Tay Road Bridge is now open to all vehicles, with the exception of double decker buses. It had been closed earlier today during which time a wind speed of 102 mph was recorded on the bridge.

For weather and traffic information, members of the public should refer to TV, radio and websites, as well the Met Office alert on its website http://www.metoffice.gov.uk