Scotland's weather: Snow plays havoc for motorway drivers

Commuters travelling on the motorway were met with significantly longer journeys this morning as a result of heavy snow showers and icy conditions.

Thursday, 12th January 2017, 8:37 am
Updated Thursday, 12th January 2017, 8:42 am
Heavy snow showers have caused delays. Picture; Michael Gillen

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Drivers on the M8 were forced to slow down just after 6am this morning following a heavy snow fall with the snow landing in the non-gritted areas of the motorway and the central reservation.

At some points, traffic came to a standstill in both directions as drivers got to grips with the conditions.

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