Travel across a swathe of Scotland will be severely disrupted today after the country’s first red snow alert for eight years caused transport havoc, “Scotsman” reports.
The busiest rail lines and main airports are expected to remain shut this morning, while hundreds of schools stay closed for a second day. There was concern last night for scores of drivers stuck in long tailbacks on the M80 between Glasgow and Stirling and A720 Edinburgh City Bypass. Motorists were urged to stay in their vehicles in the freezing conditions. Up to 40cm of snow is forecast to fall by today, while a string of further severe warnings will be in force for parts of the country until at least Sunday.