THE highest level of alert has been issued for heavy snow in parts of Scotland as the extreme weather continues to batter the country.

The Met Office warning – covering central Scotland, Tayside and Fife – means severe conditions are expected in those areas between 3pm on Wednesday and 10am on Thursday.

The definition of a red warning is that “you should take action now to keep yourself and others safe from the impact of the weather” and it cautions widespread damage, disruption and risk to life is likely.

The Met Office stated: “Heavy snow showers and drifting of lying snow in the strong easterly winds will become more widespread across the area later on Wednesday afternoon, through the evening and overnight into Thursday.

“Roads will become blocked by deep snow, with many stranded vehicles and passengers. Long delays and cancellations on bus, rail and air travel are expected. Some communities could become cut off for several days. Long interruptions to power supplies and other services.”

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Snow on the M77

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