Road shut after bus gets stuck in snow

SNOW caused travel chaos in the west of Scotland - with more wintry showers and heavy rain to come today.

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One of the main roads in Port Glasgow was closed when snow caused a bus to become stuck and conditions became too dangerous for cars.

Clune Brae in the town was closed at around 4pm, with Inverclyde Council sending a snowplough and gritter to the scene soon after.

Drivers reported seeing cars skidding down the steep hill, some cars abandoned and bus passengers electing to walk rather than wait for the bus to be freed.

A council spokeswoman said: "Police Scotland closed the road and we sent gritters and a snowplough to the scene at about 4.30pm." The road was opened and described as "passable with care" by 5.30pm.

Snow showers reached Glasgow city centre yesterday afternoon, but the snow did not lie.

While the city escaped the worst of the white stuff yesterday, Glasgow was today braced for heavy rainfall.

The snow was expected to stay away, though, with any lying snow being washed away.

The Met Office's Nicky Maxey said: "Temperatures overnight into Wednesday morning will reach a low of 0°C meaning you can expect some frost early on.

"Throughout the morning there will be some rain around, mainly in the form of light showers, some of which will be wintry.

"Then heading into the evening you will see some heavy rain, which will wash away any lying snow from Tuesday.

"You will also see gusts of around 25-35mph and some sleet throughout the day."

The wet weather will remain throughout tomorrow with sleet and rain forecast in Glasgow.

stef.lach@ eveningtimes.co.uk

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