Highland Council winter road condition report for Friday 24 November 2017 


The A87 at Cluanie East this morning

Road condition reports by The Highland Council’s Community Services for the morning of Friday 24 November 2017 are as follows:

Caithness and North Sutherland:  A dusting of snow on all the low routes with up to 2 inches of frozen snow on higher routes (09:11)

South Sutherland:Low roads have a light dusting of snow. High roads have up to 2'' of snow on them. All routes being bladed and treated as necessary. (08:25)
Ross and Cromarty: Snow and ice is affecting all routes with up to 5" of snow on high routes. Treatment is on-going throughout the day. (08:05)

Skye, Lochalsh and South West Ross: There are icy road conditions with hard packed snow and fresh snow falls across all roads in our area this morning. The A890 - Auchtertyre to Strathcarron gritter is being supported by the Lochalsh gritter to treat Primary routes. Treatment will be extending to Secondary and Other routes once treatment on all Primary roads are completed. (08:02)

Lochaber: Today there is a mixture of ice, frost and snow across Lochaber and crews are treating Primary and Secondary routes with a salt. Any routes that have enough snow on them are being bladed. Snow is falling as crews are working so treatments will continue throughout the day where required. (08:31)

Badenoch and Strathspey: Throughout the area there are icy roads with a light dusting of snow. Winter maintenance operations are underway with routes treated as necessary. (08:33)

Nairn: Throughout the area there are icy roads with a light dusting of snow. Winter maintenance operations are underway with routes treated as necessary. (08:33)

Inverness: Low roads icy and on high roads there is a frozen dusting of snow on top of ice. Gritters are out on all routes. (06:34)

Maps of the Council’s gritting routes by priority and policy are available online at www.highland.gov.uk/gritting.

The information provided is a summary of reports from operational staff and is intended to give a general indication of typical conditions in each area at a point in time. It is not intended to imply that any individual route is entirely snow and ice free and drivers must be aware that conditions can change rapidly and make their own assessment of conditions for travelling.

Highland has the longest road network of any council in Scotland and it is not possible to treat every road at the same time. A priority system is applied to treat the areas in greatest need first.
Trunk roads are gritted by BEAR Scotland (North West) for Transport Scotland.

School Closures: No Highland schools are closed today due to bad weather.

Visit the school closures website for up-to-date information at www.highland.gov.uk/schoolclosures - the page is updated from 7am and cleared each evening. Get alerts of closures on Highland Council’s Twitter and Facebook. Or phone 0800 564 2272 to get the latest pre-recorded message from head teachers regarding their school. Have the school's PIN ready when you call.

24 Nov 2017
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