MOTORISTS have been urged to take care on the roads today (Monday) with warnings of heavy snowfall and blizzard conditions in some rural areas.
The weather also closed Glenlivet and Tomintoul Primary Schools, while Speyside High pupils travelling on the Tomintoul, Auchbreck, Glenrinnes and Cabrach buses were sent home this afternoon.
The A941 Dufftown-Rhynie was closed this morning due to snow and ice.
The A939 Corgarff-Tomintoul road was re-opened after being closed for a period.
Many other rural roads in the Moray and Aberdeenshire areas are affected by snow and ice.
Grampian Police advised drivers to take precautions when travelling.
Regular road updates can be found at www.twitter.com/GrampianPolice and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/grampianpoliceforce.
The Met Office has issued an amber warning for much of the Grampian area, including the southern area of Moray.
Up to 10 cm of snow are expected in some areas, with drifting likely. Above 250-300 metres, up to 20cm of snow is predicted, with blizzard conditions at times.