Highland Council winter road condition and school closure report for Monday 12 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 Monday 12 February 2018 are as follows:

Caithness and North Sutherland: All routes are affected with snow with depths of 1-3 inches. The treatment of roads is ongoing with routes being bladed and gritted with 20g/m2 salt. No known problems. As at 08:54

Ross and Cromarty: All routes affected by snow and ice. The amount of snow ranges from 1 cm to 10 cm and is frozen so all routes being treated on a priority basis. The Bealach Road is currently closed. As at 07:31

Lochaber:  All routes affected by fresh snow and ice overnight and are being bladed and treated by priority. Other routes are getting treated as resources permit and footpath treatment is being carried out as well. As at 08:39:00

Badenoch and Strathspey:  Overnight there has been between 2 to 5cm of snow with frozen and icy conditions. Crews are treating all routes by priority. As at 09:31

Inverness:  There is a ½ in of snow on low roads and between 1" and 2" of snow on high roads. Gritters are treating routes by priority, blading where required. As at 06:28

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 10.45am today a total of 5 secondary and 30 primary schools (including 20 nurseries) across the Highlands are closed today or partially closed and opened later than normal.

The list below shows all schools closed due to bad weather unless otherwise stated:

Auchtertyre Primary: 
Auchtertyre Primary Nursery: 
Bower Primary: 
Broadford Primary and Nurseries EM & GM:
Bualnaluib Primary & Nursery: 
Bun-Sgoil Shlèite:  Partially closed – opening 1 hour later
Cromarty Primary:  Closed (damage caused by burst pipe)
Crossroads Primary: 
Dunvegan Primary & Nursery
Durness Primary: 
Edinbane Primary:  Partially closed – opening 1 hour later
Farr High School: 
Farr Primary & Nursery (Sutherland): 
Gairloch High School: 
Gairloch Primary & EM & GM Nurseries
Glenelg Primary & Nursery
Invergarry Primary & Nursery: 
Kilchuimen Academy: 
Kilchuimen Primary & Nursery: 
Kilmuir Primary & Nursery: 
Kinlochbervie High School: 
Kinlochbervie Primary: 
Kinlochewe Primary & Nursery: 
Knockbreck Primary & Nursery (Dunvegan):  Partially closed – opening 1 hour later
Lairg Primary & Nursery:  (no water/heating/power)
Loch Duich Primary: 
Lochcarron Primary: 
Macdiarmid Primary & Nursery:  Partially closed – opening 1 hour later
Melvich Primary & Nursery:  Partially closed – no school transport
Poolewe Primary: 
Portree High School:  Partially closed – opening 1 hour later
Scourie Primary: 
Shieldaig Primary & Nursery: 
Staffin Primary & Nursery: 
Strathconon Primary & Nursery: 
Tongue Primary: 

PLEASE NOTE other schools may close during the day so please visit the school closures website for up-to-date information - https://www.highland.gov.uk/schoolclosures

The page is updated from 7am and cleared each evening by 6pm. 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.


12 Feb 2018
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