Published: 02/04/2018 17:24 - Updated: 02/04/2018 17:26

Severe weather warning for Highlands

Written byTom Ramage

Mr Griffiths was climbing in the Cairngorms when the tradegy occurred

Drivers across the Highlands are advised to travel with caution, as the latest weather warnings are announced.

Police Scotland have issued a Stage 2 - travel with caution warning from midnight tonight (Monday, April 2).

It will be reviewed late morning tomorrow).

The latest Met Office Yellow weather warning, that is in place until 2359 hours on April 3, has forecast snow for several regions across Scotland.

Further to this, a Yellow warning of snow will remain in place for the following areas until 1500 hours on 4 April: Angus, Perth and Kinross, Stirling, Aberdeenshire, Moray, Highland, Argyll and Bute, East Dunbartonshire and West Dunbartonshire.

"This is being monitored and further met office updates will be received which will allow us to consider if a Stage 2 needs to remain in place for these areas into Wednesday," said Deputy Head of Road Policing for Police Scotland, Superintendent Louise Blakelock.

"We are expecting snowy conditions over the next couple of days, especially on the higher level routes.

"I would urge drivers to plan accordingly, check the conditions ahead and make sure they are prepared for all eventualities.

"Many people will be returning to work after the Easter break and conditions may be challenging on some routes not only due to snow but also surface water and spray as the snow melts. No-one should ever place themselves at risk on the roads and there are alternative arrangements you can make such as delaying travel until conditions improve or using public transport.

"I want to ask drivers not to become complacent and the key is to be fully prepared, drive safely and to the conditions."

Be fully informed by checking the @PoliceScotland, @TrafficScotland and @MetOffice Twitter feeds before you travel to get the latest information and forecasts.

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