Blizzard blankets west Kintyre

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As the Met office issued a red weather alert in Glasgow reports were coming in of hazardous driving in Kintyre.

On the A83 from Bellochantuy going north at about 5.30pm there were few tyre tracks and visibility was severely reduced by blowing snow.

In Campbeltown there was intermittent snow during the afternoon and an icy dusting on the roads as darkness descended.