Traffic problems on M80 as Storm Doris hits

Live cameras from the M80 showing the winter conditions. Picture; Traffic Scotland
Live cameras from the M80 showing the winter conditions. Picture; Traffic Scotland
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The M80 has been plagued with traffic problems as a result of the snow and winter weather brought in by Storm Doris.

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The scene at the M80. Picture; Traffic Scotland

The scene at the M80. Picture; Traffic Scotland

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The motorway has been seriously affected by winter conditions with images from traffic cameras showing drivers skidding and struggling to maintain control of their vehicles as the storm hits.

The S/B J9 Bannockburn reopened after teams were deployed to clear the roads followed by other junctions.

Gritters are on the route to try and reopen the affected carriageways.

Police have urged drivers to remain with their vehicles and to be aware of the surrounding conditions.

Numerous weather warnings are currently in place across Scotland as the storm continues.

Commuters travelling to and from Edinburgh on the M80 have been warned to plan ahead.

On average, commuters were faced with a journey time of over 2 hours and 40 minutes.

Met Office spokesman Ollie Claydon said: “Snow has been causing quite a bit of disruption on the roads. South-east Scotland up to Edinburgh is expected to be the worst hit.

“The snow is likely to persist for a while with the warning in place until 6pm.

“As the Doris system moves off to the east, there will be clear skies this evening so there is a warning of ice valid from 6pm this evening until 9am tomorrow.”