Heavy rain and snow have sparked travel chaos as Storm Kathleen batters large parts of Scotland.

Motorists in the north of the country are being urged to drive carefully as gritters tackle affected routes on the A9, A85 and A889 on Friday morning.

Sharing snowy images on social media, BEAR NW Trunk roads wrote: “Snow affecting the A9 Slochd and Drumochter and the A85 Glen Ogle just now.

“We have gritters out treating routes and dealing with any snow but please drive safe and take care.” Heavy snowfall is also reportedly affecting parts of Tayside and Fife with flooding reported on the M90 motorway.

Meanwhile, a major train line has been closed due to flooding on the line with services delayed or cancelled. The route from Edinburgh to Glasgow via Shotts is currently out of action.

A gritter out tackling the snow in the north of Scotland(Image: BEAR Scotland)

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Network Rail Scotland engineers are currently on site assessing the situation and say they hope to rectify the issue “as quickly as possible” as early morning commuters have been advised of service changes.

According to ScotRail, Edinburgh to Glasgow Central services will terminate at Fauldhouse, Glasgow Central to Edinburgh trains will terminate at Carfin.

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