Snow Scotland: Is red alert still active? When will snow stop? Met Office ...

A red weather warning for central Scotland which was issued on Wednesday expired at 10am this morning - but there is still widespread travel disruption.

The Met Office amber warning, however, has been extended until 10am on Friday.

A yellow weather warning is still live until 11.55pm today.

Travel advice remains the same and people are advised not to go out unless absolutely necessary.

First minister Nicola Sturgeon urged the public to stay off the roads even though the red snow alert for the central Scotland expired at 10am.

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She pointed out that a less severe be prepared amber warning has been extended to 10am on Friday.

She tweeted: “PLEASE NOTE: @metoffice high impact AMBER warning has been extended until 10am tomorrow (Friday 2 March).

“The advice to the general public is do not travel unless unavoidable.”

Sturgeon also began this lunchtime’s session of first minister’s questions with a statement on the extreme weather.

She urged the public to “please heed the weather and travel warnings that are made for your safety” and also asked employers to continue to be flexible with working arrangements and put the safety of staff first.

She went on: “I would also encourage everyone who can do so to check on elderly neighbours and keep an eye out for anyone who is vulnerable”.

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With hundreds of roads closed and thousands of drivers stranded overnight in Scotland and Lincolnshire again we reiterate our advice that if you need to venture out please be prepared.

Edmund King, AA president

Ruth Davidson has announced that the Scottish Conservative conference in Aberdeen has been cancelled due to the weather.

The annual conference - at which Prime Minister Theresa May was due to speak

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