Icy conditions predicted on Carrick roads

CARRICK road users are being warned to watch out as icy conditions set in.

After Met Office forecasters issued a yellow weather warning for snow in four out of five Scottish regions - including Strathclyde - for today (Monday), those journeying by car or public transport are being advised to beware as icy road conditions set in.

Icy stretches are expected to form on untreated surfaces - especially in areas affect by showers - from 4pm this afternoon and into Tuesday morning.

Showers will also continue to fall as snow on higher ground of western Scotland, and further accumulations of 2-5cm are predicted on ground above 200 metres in height.

Strathclyde is one of three regions in Scotland warned to be on yellow alert for ice - including the neighbouring southwest Scotland area - while southwest Scotland, Lothian Borders; Central, Tayside and Fife; Grampian; and Highlands and Eilean Siar have received their second consecutive warning for snow as accumulations of up to 10cm are expected in higher areas this evening.

To stay up to date with expected conditions visit www.metoffice.gov.uk.