SCOTLAND is set to be blasted by snow and ice into Tuesday morning – even as Storm Dennis comes to an end.
The wild weather front has been causing chaos all weekend with the fierce storm’s ‘bomb cyclone’ hitting rush hour commuters on Monday.
But even as Storm Dennis eases off – we are set for more freezing conditions this week.
The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for large parts of central Scotland and the Highlands, as well as southern areas.
Snow showers and icy surfaces are expected to cause travel disruption from 6pm on Monday until 11am the following day.
There are fears that another extreme weather front – Storm Ellen – is brewing.
Storm Ellen will be named by the Met Office when an Atlantic weather system has potential for amber warnings.
And snow is expected to blanket higher road and rail routes – with strong westerly winds also battering the country.
Drivers are braced for treacherous conditions during Tuesday morning’s rush hour.
The wintry weather could cause disruption on several major roads throughout the country, with the M74, A9, A82 and A76 expected to be hit by snow showers.
The worst of the weather is set to miss Scotland’s major cities, with much of the central belt and east coast spared the snow.
Much of Perth and Kinross and Stirlingshire will be hit by the wintry conditions, with large swathes of the Highlands also affected.
Further south, parts of the Borders and Dumfries and Galloway are expected to be showered with snow, as well as areas within South Lanarkshire, Ayrshire and East Renfrewshire.
It comes after Storm Dennis left a parting shot of hurricane-force winds for rush hour commuters on Monday
It is the third day of the disruption and destruction – which came just days after Storm Ciara.
Over the weekend, Scotland suffered significant rainfall with the heaviest downpours in the Borders region, where an amber ‘be prepared’ warning was in force.
A cross-border rescue operation took place in the village of Newcastleton, Roxburghshire, on Saturday night.
A hatchback car was washed off the road by the overflowing river nearby, trapping the vehicle against a farmer’s gate.
Fire crews were forced to rescue the couple inside as the motor filled with water.
Most of the disruption happened on the streets closest to the Teviot Water, which runs through the centre of town.
The main A82 was blocked in both directions by a tree which fell on the carriageway between Drumnadrochit and Invermoriston in Inverness-shire.
Major road bridges were subject to restrictions on double decker buses and high-sided vehicles. Traffic Scotland warned that the Forth Road Bridge may have to close last night completely.
Ferry services bore the brunt of the cancellations. Social media was used to post images of a Cal Mac ferry attempting to dock at Ardrossan on Friday, rocking from side to side as the ship entered port.
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