All trunk roads are to receive one full winter treatment in response to the conditions forecast, according to Transport Scotland.
This comes after a day where wintery conditions caused disruption across the country which Transport Scotland acknowledged and offered sympathies to road users affected.
Although traffic alerts were issued across Twitter, radio and web, many Monday morning commuters fell foul of the conditions with the AA breakdown service receiving up to 1,800 call outs in central Scotland which is estimated to be more than a 25% increase on the average, according to the AA.
There were also 12 cases of people stuck in snow and ice this morning who requested help from the AA.
"The sporadic heavy snowfall combined with morning peak traffic volumes, a number of incidents and breakdowns at critical locations has caused more delays than we would normally anticipate for this type of weather event," said a spokesman for Transport Scotland.
"Poor weather can cause disruption and our Operating Companies have plans to minimise this," he added.
Tonight all 90 frontline gritters will be out on the trunk roads with a further 40 gritters patrolling through the night.
Yellow "be aware" alerts have been issued by the Met Office across Scotland for icy conditions while a similar warning for snow has been issued for the north east, as well as the Orkney and Shetland islands.
"Overnight tonight it will turn very cold with snow showers mostly in the north of the country but not too frequent and temperatures will fall to -7 and -8 degrees Celsius," said Gareth Harvey, senior forecaster for MeteoGroup, the Press Association's weather division.
He added: "Into tomorrow there will be one or two wintery showers with a slight covering especially over high ground and it will be cold again with a brisk northerly wind."
The gritting teams from Aberdeen City Council will be out overnight and again from 4.30am tomorrow as sub-zero temperatures are forecast and ice expected on the roads, according to the local authority.
Meanwhile many are relishing the conditions with Midlothian Snowsports Centre preparing for a busy week as the ski slopes are covered with snow and evening skiing made possible with floodlights.
Councillor Bob Constable, Cabinet Member for Leisure, said: "This is ideal weather to get out and enjoy the benefits of skiing on real snow.
"From snowboarding, tubing and skiing- this may be the last time to grab a piece of the action on real snow before springtime hits."