DRIVERS are warned to take care on icy roads as a cold snap grips Glasgow and the surrounding areas. 

Police in the city issued the alert this morning urging Glaswegians only to travel if necessary and to do so with caution. 

The Met Office has a yellow warning for ice across most of Scotland, including Glasgow and its surroundings.

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It cautions that ice is expected to form on untreated roads and pavements and that there is a higher risk of accidents and injuries as a result. 

With clear skies forecast for most of today, the temperature will reach a high of only 2 degrees Celcius and overnight lows of zero.