Highland Council adverse weather road condition report for Wednesday, 7 April 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 Wednesday, 7 April 2021 are as follows:

Skye and Raasay

Posted at 08:05.  Some icy patches on the A863 but have been treated.  A light covering of snow in North of Skye.  Milder conditions in South of island.  Primary routes completed and secondary checks ongoing.  Temperatures rising quickly throughout area.


Posted at 08:30.  All routes out and foot paths.  Cover of snow up to 1.2 inch in places with some over night drift and some on going snow showers.  Treatment ongoing.


Posted at 07:55.  Some light snow showers this morning but road surface temperatures rising quickly.  Operatives covering higher roads and topping up salt levels where needed.


Posted at 07:53.  Dry roads, high level route given a precautionary salt treatment.

Badenoch and Strathspey

Posted at 07:43.  Dry roads, main routes being given a precautionary salt treatment.

Ross and Cromarty East

Posted at 07:45.  Road surface temperatures below zero this morning with a mixture of dry and damp roads at lower ground, with half an inch of snow and intermittent showers on higher ground.  Routes West of Garve have up to an inch of snow.  All primary and secondary routes being checked and treated as necessary.  No overnight issues reported.


Posted at 08:04.  A mix of damp & dry roads with light snow cover on higher routes. Road surface temperatures just below zero.  Most routes currently being treated.  No known problems.


Posted at 07:54.  Road surface temperatures below zero.  No sign of forecast snow and ice.  Carrying out treatment on Primary routes.  No other known issues.

The UK Met Office has a Yellow weather warning in place today for snow for much of the Highland region.



7 Apr 2021