Highland Council winter road condition report for Friday, 22 January 2021

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 for Friday, 22 January 2021 are as follows:


Posted at 08:15. Wet overnight with road surface temperatures falling in the early hours. Areas in the west are affected by black ice (Driver caution advised). All priority routes and secondary/other routes are being treated throughout this morning. No other issues reported overnight

Skye and Raasay  

Posted at 08:50. Widespread icy patches this morning. Sub-zero road surface temperatures & hoar frost. Primary routes have been treated and treatment currently ongoing on secondary routes and footways.

Ross & Cromarty East

Posted at 06:21. Rain and sleet showers through the night have now frozen causing widespread ice across the whole area. All routes are being treated.


Posted at 08:14. Light hail and sleet showers. Routes have been treated as necessary.


Posted at 08:11. Icy stretches on low roads and 1inch snow covering on high roads. All routes are being gritted.


Posted at 08:17. Sleet, snow and icy patches affecting most routes with up to 1inch of snow on the higher routes. All treated accordingly. No overnight issues.


Posted at 07:10. 1cm of snow on high routes and some localised frosty patches across whole area. Roads are being treated as necessary.

Badenoch and Strathspey

Posted at 07:16. A939 Grantown to Tomintoul and the B9007 Ferness to Duthil remain closed due to snow. Other high-level roads have 2cm of snow and lower roads have 1cm snow. Widespread frost across the area. Roads are being treated as necessary.

The UK Met Office currently has a yellow warning for snow and ice across large parts of the Highlands. Find out more about warnings and advice here https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/ 

22 Jan 2021