The A9 south of the Highland capital reopens after closing due to inclement weather

Police directed traffic after difficult road conditions resulted in the closure of the A9 at Inshes.

The A9 south of Inverness has reopened in both directions.

The road was closed earlier this afternoon at Inshes between the A96 and B9177 due to stationary traffic and the road being impassable due to bad weather conditions.

Motorists are diverted from the A9.
Motorists are diverted from the A9.

Traffic Scotland said the road was now open in both directions but advised motorists to be careful and obey road conditions.

The A9 has been closed in both directions but has since reopened.
The A9 has been closed in both directions but has since reopened.

It also indicates that traffic is slow in the area around Daviot.

The A9 slip road at Inshes was closed and traffic diverted.
The A9 slip road at Inshes was closed and traffic diverted.

The yellow weather warnings remain in place for the Highlands and Western Isles until 9 a.m. tomorrow morning.

Frequent snow showers and icy areas leading to travel disruptions are expected

Gusts of 50 to 60 mph at times, temporary blizzard conditions and blown snow on higher grade roads are also likely.

The road reopened in both directions later this afternoon.
The road reopened in both directions later this afternoon.

A yellow warning was also issued for the Highlands later in the week.

Frequent winter showers are expected to arrive from the west overnight Thursday through Friday

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