DRIVERS in the Scottish Borders are being warned that low temperatures are expected overnight on Wednesday October 11.

Gritters were on the region’s roads for the first time this season.

Treatments were planned on sections of the A7, A68 and A702 during the early hours of Thursday morning.

Police Scotland has issued the following advice to drivers during winter months

Make sure your car is ready for winter


Check that your tyres, brakes, windscreens, wiper blades and windows are free from defects and clean

Drive to the road conditions. Road conditions can change without warning, stopping distances will be affected by the weather

Make sure your windows are clean and aren't misted up

Make sure there is no snow and ice on your windows before you drive

When the roads are icy, drive at a slow speed in a high gear

Accelerate and brake very gently

Driving distracted (for example, using a Sat Nav) can cause additional stress. It is dangerous to yourself, passengers and other road users.