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Snow to sweep Scotland sparking travel disruption

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Image caption Snow could lie in the south of Scotland and across the Central Belt

Commuters have been warned of possible disruption to travel as snow is expected across much of Scotland on Monday.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning

Snow was affecting a number of routes in Dumfries and Galloway, the Borders and Midlothian early on Monday morning.

Above 100m (328ft), 2-5cm (1-2in) is expected while up to 20cm (8in) may build up in areas above 300m (984ft).

'Significant' accumulation

Vehicles and passengers may become stranded on roads with delays possible, as well as potential disruption to rail and air travel.

Some rural communities could become cut off and power cuts could occur with other services such as mobile coverage affected.

The snow may turn to rain in the afternoon towards the Scottish Borders, but forecasters said there could be "significant" accumulations further north.

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It comes after a weekend of high winds and rain with flooding leaving cars, roads and fields submerged in some parts.

One woman had to be rescued from her vehicle by canoe in Old Kilpatrick, West Dunbartonshire.

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency originally had more than 40 flood warnings in place at its peak.

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Image caption Gritters were out in force across Scotland on Monday morning
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Image caption This car became stuck after the road into Milngavie was flooded

Last weekend road, rail and ferry links were hit and football matches cancelled as Storm Dennis swept across Scotland.

While the overall picture has improved during the week, parts of north-west England experienced more than a month's worth of rain between Thursday and Friday.

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Media captionA woman is rescued by canoe after her car becomes submerged in Old Kilpatrick