Highland Council winter road condition report for Monday 22 January 2018

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.

Road condition reports by The Highland Council’s Community Services for Monday 22 January 2018 are as follows:

Caithness and North Sutherland: Main routes across North Sutherland, have some slush on high parts so blading and treatment with a salt/sand mix is on-going. On side roads there are icy patches and slush so they also getting treated. There is drifting on parts of the Strathnaver route so vehicles are pushing out laybys. In Caithness there is also ice and slush on side roads so these are getting treated. On the main roads there are just odd parts which are slushy. No problems reported in both areas. As at 09:08

South Sutherland: Primary routes are mainly clear with some slush. The A836 opened at 8am after drifting snow was cleared. All side roads affected by slushy snow and icy patches are being bladed and treated where necessary. As at 08:10

Ross and Cromarty:  Some sheltered spots have a slight sparkle on the roads while some higher routes have slushy snow and white frost on the roads. Routes being treated as necessary.  As at 07:40

Skye & Lochalsh: Temperatures are rising across the entire area. No problems reported. As at 08:59

Lochaber:  Patrols are being carried out as planned but so far no action is required. As at 08:43

Badenoch and Strathspey: Checking and treating all routes by priority as required. Ice and drifting snow is affecting many routes. Temperatures are rising. As at 08:03

Nairn: Crews are treating high routes which are affected by drifting snow. Temperatures are rising and no action is required on low level roads.  As at 08:18

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: 
As at 10.30am today no schools were  closed. People are advised to keep an eye on our website for updates throughout the day.  

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22 Jan 2018
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