Highland Council winter road condition and school closure report for Monday 11 December 2017
Road condition reports by The Highland Council’s Community Services for Monday 11 December 2017 are as follows:
Caithness and North Sutherland: Hard packed snow with ice on some Caithness routes and up to 3" of wet snow on the higher routes in the west. Blading getting done where
possible and salt being applied to all routes. Roads are passable. Treatment on-going. 10:29
South Sutherland: There is a light snow cover in places with widespread icy stretches. Hard packed snow and ice on side roads. All routes currently being treated in order of priority.
No known problems. 08:25
Ross and Cromarty: Snow cover in places on the West routes with ongoing snow showers West of Achnasheen. There is widespread icy stretches and hard packed snow and ice on secondary routes and side roads. All routes currently being treated No known problems.09:11
Skye and Lochalsh: Widespread ice and icy patches throughout the area. Early evening rain and sleet refroze during the night to leave widespread ice and icy patches. This morning there was 2"- 3" of snow on the A890. The treatment on Primary and Secondary Routes is on-going. All Routes to be treated. 09:00
Lochaber: Fresh covering of snow on most of the routes treated & ploughed, roads getting treated as per priority. 08:52
Badenoch and Strathspey: A cold morning with a covering of fresh snow overnight in places. Hard packed snow remains on side roads. Checking and treating all routes by priority. Further snow showers. 08:14
Nairn: A cold morning with a dusting of snow overnight in places. Checking and treating all routes as required. Icy patches, hard-packed snow in places. 08:07
Inverness: There is 2- 3" of fresh snow on high routes and icy patches all over. 11:36
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.
Total schools closed today are as follows:
Secondary schools: 1 (283 pupils);
Primary schools: 12 (297 pupils);
Special schools: 1 (25 pupils);
Nurseries: 10 (43 children)
The following schools and their associated nurseries are either closed all day today or opened later than normal.
Badcaul Primary Nursery:
Kilmuir Primary: Partially closed – opening 1 hour later
Loch Duich Primary:
Macdiarmid Primary: Partially closed – opening 1 hour later (bad weather)
Plockton High School:
St Clement's School:
PLEASE NOTE other schools may close during the day so please 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.