Drivers warned of snow risks


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Drivers in Co Durham were among those struggling with icy conditions yesterday, with more sleet and snow expected to hit northern parts of the UK today.

The Met Office has issued a "be prepared" amber warning for the Highlands, Strathclyde, Tayside and south-westScotland. Up to 15cm of snow could fall on high ground, with 1-3cm on low-level inland areas.

Snow is also forecast on high ground in north Wales and northern England.

Tayside Police dealt with several accidents in the Perth and Kinross area where cars left the road in icy conditions.