POLICE have issued a high risk of disruption travel warning throughout Scotland and the A1 at East Linton is currently experiencing high winds in both directions.

Travelers should expect delays on public transport.

Prentice of Haddington have advised that all of their services are running normally, some with slight delays.

East Coast Buses have also advised of networkwide delays to services.

A vehicle breakdown on the A1 earlier today has now been cleared.

Drivers on the A1 have been advised to drive with caution at East Linton.

A warning of high winds in the area was also issued yesterday.

The police have issued a travel warning throughout Scotland, warning of high winds and snow, and high risk of disruption until midnight on Tuesday evening.

The warning follows Met Office weather warnings of snow and wind on Monday and Tuesday and then snow and ice until noon on Wednesday.

The A1 was restricted southbound between Thistly Cross and Spott roundabout in Dunbar due to a broken down vehicle but it has now been cleared.

Traffic Scotland reported the incident just after 2pm. It was cleared within 20 minutes.

The met office advised that travel delays on some roads should be expected whilst some vehicles and passengers could become stranded.

There is a possibility of cancellations of rail and air travel.

Power cuts may occur and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected. Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges are likely.

There may be some injuries from slips and falls on icy surface. There will be icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths.

Those who choose to travel are likely to experience significant delays. Congestion caused by all vehicles may restrict the emergency services, and recovery vehicles from providing essential assistance

Drivers of goods vehicles and buses have been advised to drive with extreme caution and be aware that they may be requested to park at a suitable position by the police.

An extra warning has been issued to drivers of vehicles vulnerable to being blown over.

A statement issued by Police Scotland said:

"Police Scotland is advising that the Met Office has issued a Weather Warning for Wind and Snow and that conditions for travel in Scotland may be hazardous due to high winds and snow and extra caution should be exercised.

"If you are driving a vehicle which may be vulnerable to being blown over in such conditions along exposed routes including bridges, please exercise additional caution and plan your route to avoid exposed areas or consider cancelling your journey until conditions improve.

"Previous incidents have clearly shown the dangers of driving vehicles vulnerable to being blown over in high wind conditions and the subsequent danger created for other road users, emergency services and recovery operatives where incidents have occurred due to drivers ignoring warnings.

"Police Scotland and their transport partners remind road users to adhere to road signs and instructions from emergency services for the duration of the weather warnings.  This will direct road users to suitable and safe diversion routes. Any restrictions are put in place to keep road users safe.

"Please do not use the police emergency or non emergency 101 phone numbers to obtain weather or travel updates."

In December the entirety of the A1 in East Lothian was closed in both directions to high-sided vehicles after three lorries overturned, with one hitting a police car.