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Two schools in Dumfries and Galloway are closed because of snow and ice.
They are Wallace Hall Academy and Wallace Hall Primary Schools at Thornhill.
They're expected to re-open tomorrow.
Drivers in Cumbria and the south of Scotland are being warned to take care on the region's roads, as snow and ice warnings are in place overnight.
The Met Office has issued a Yellow warning for snow and ice, while Highways England has issued its own Amber 'be aware' alert for snow, lasting until tomorrow morning.
Highways England says in particular, higher sections of the M6 in Cumbria and trans-Pennine routes are most at risk, including the M62, M65, M66, A56, A66 and A628.
We issue severe weather alerts when there is a significant risk to vehicles using motorways and major A roads. The amber status means drivers should be prepared before setting out on journeys.
We are working closely with the Met Office to monitor weather conditions and maintain safe roads and reliable journeys. We will have extra traffic officers and recovery vehicles to help respond to any incidents.”
Carlisle Police have issued advice to motorists and pedestrians to "take care" on the roads and paths after snowfall in the region.
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Snow has blanketed parts of the South of Scotland this morning, as a yellow weather warning for rain and snow remains in place.
The pitch at Melrose Rugby Club has received more than a dusting of snow.
The Met Office has warned of the dangers of ice building up on overhead cables, which could fall onto walkers below, and cause power outages.
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Youngsters have been hitting the slopes in Cumbria after the last night's snowfall.
Ryan Sessford, 9, and Matthew Varty, 10, have been sledging at Hallbankgate, near Brampton.
Last weekend Cumbria was bracing itself as storms were about to hit the county. This weekend the mountains of the Lake District are showing the first signs of winter with snow on the peaks.
The first significant snow of winter 2015 has fallen in Cumbria.
These pictures were taken in Brampton, Cumbria.
Police are warning drivers to take care on our region's roads over the weekend after the first significant snow fell over night. Snow and ice are affecting many areas, especially on higher ground but so far no serious incidents on our roads have been reported.
"Deteriorating light and weather can lead to challenging conditions especially on narrow rural roads. We ask that all motorists take into account these challenges when driving as too many road collisions are caused by those in control of a vehicle failing to adapt.
Motorists are responsible for their own vehicle and making sure that there are no deficiencies. Please make sure that your lights are in working order and that oil, anti-freeze and washer fluid levels are kept topped up due to increased usage from dirt and salt that is sprayed up from wet roads.
“Winter tyre checks are also important in combating the elements. If you are unable to check them yourself please see a specialist who will be able to make sure that you have the correct tyre conditioning, pressure and tread depth. Some garages offer winter checks for free, so please take advantage of this as it can save lives."
I fully support the Constabulary’s campaign to raise awareness for motorists about the challenges faced when driving in the winter, and what checks they can carry out to ensure their cars are up to the task. Prevention is by far the best option, so I would urge motorists to take the necessary steps to stay safe, to prevent accidents and avoid prosecution.