BBCCars were trapped overnight in Moray beneath massive banks of drifting snow blown from fields along the A98. When gale-force winds carried mud-colored waves of snow into the path around Buckie, the cars became stranded. To try to clear the stretch, near to its intersection with the B9016, snow ploughs were used but were unable to make it through and the path remains blocked.
Elsewhere in the northeast, owing to drifting snow, stretches of the A90, A95 and A96 were also suspended overnight. The clearing activity went on on the A955 through the night. The A9 has also been hit, with the snow gates between Dalwhinnie and Trinafour being locked.
On Sunday morning, all main roads were at least partly cleared, but the road maintenance company Bear Scotland said that its teams were still operating to maintain them passable.
Drivers were only advised, if completely necessary, to drive in the region. Picture captionSnow ploughs worked to clear the A966 overnight
"Bear Scotland tweeted: "All early morning treatments are now complete. On the A9 at Drumochter, we are only struggling with drifting snow.
"Our staff worked overnight diligently and will continue to work hard to hold the carriageway open.
"If you are out a about please #DriveSafe."
A police car is edging its way along the A9 around Dalwhinnie.
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