Motorists warned over snow and ice

Forecasters have warned that motorists in some parts of the country could struggle amid snow-covered roads.

The MET Office forecasts have seen drivers warned to be vigilant when getting behind the wheel if they want to avoid claiming on theircar insurance cover.

Experts said that Scotland and parts of northern England could see sleet and snow showers.

Over the weekend the Scottish government ramped up plans to keep the country moving amid any bad weather.

Rail, road and police were brought together under Transport Scotland's Multi-Agency Response Team, with transport minister Keith Brown overseeing preparations.

Icy conditions in Perth and Kinross saw a spate of accidents over the weekend, while the wintry weather affected telephone lines in Sutherland.

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