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Drivers are being urged to take extra care as a series of overnight frosts and a growing chance of snowfall make roads hazardous.

Western Isles police said that a car left the road at Achmore this morning (Friday 1 December) in slippery driving conditions.

Police were called to the scene at 8.20am, when a driver reported having skidded off at a bend in the road and into a bus stop. No-one was injured.

The incident happened shortly before a new Met Office yellow weather warning for areas including Na h-Eileanan Siar was issued. Covering the period from 5pm tonight until 10am on Saturday.

Lewis, Harris, North Uist and Benbecula are included in the warning area, which also covers Shetland, Orkney and north and west coast areas of Scotland.

The warning is for wintry showers leading to icy patches and snow cover in places and is the latest in a series of weather warnings for the islands issued since Tuesday evening.

The Met Office said: "Wintry showers will affect North Sea coastal districts of England and Northern Scotland during Friday evening and overnight. These are likely to fall onto frozen surfaces in places allowing icy patches to form.

"Additionally, showers will fall as snow inland, with 1-2 cm possible in places, chiefly over hills."

The conditions bring the risk of slips and falls on icy surfaces and icy patches on untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths.

The latest Met Office weather warnings can be found on its website.

The image of tonight’s warning area is from the Met Office.