Highland Council winter road condition for Tuesday 6 February 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 Tuesday 6 February 2018 are as follows:

Caithness and North Sutherland: All routes affected with frosty conditions and in some places, light snow.  All routes are being treated with salt. As at 08:55

South Sutherland: All areas affected by frost with light snow cover on higher routes. Routes are all currently being treated as necessary in order of priority. No known problems. As at 08:23

Ross and Cromarty: Very cold across the whole area with icy patches on some routes and snow lying on higher roads on East and West coast routes . No particular problems or issues and crews are out and about treating all routes in order of priority. As at 09.30

Lochaber: All areas affected by frost with light snow cover on higher routes. Crews are currently treating all routes currently as necessary in order of priority. No known problems. As at 08:52

Badenoch and Strathspey: Snow is lying across the area with between 1 and 2 cms on high level routes. Crews are treating  roads as necessary. As at 07:46

Inverness: Wet roads across the area this morning with temperatures dropping below freezing so crews are treating all routes. As at 09:19

Nairn:  There is 1 - 2cms of snow lying on high routes while lower routes have a dusting of snow on them. Routes are being treated as necessary. As at 08:41

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 9.30am today no Highland primary or secondary schools are closed due to the weather but please note should conditions change for the worse, decisions to close early may be taken so we suggest you keep an eye on this website for up-to-date information.


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6 Feb 2018
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