Highland Council road condition report for Thursday 31 March 2022

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 conditions reports for Thursday 31 March 2022 are as follows:

Skye & Raasay (posted 08:32): Roads are predominantly clear, other than some localised icy patches where impacted by an overnight wintry shower in North Skye. Treatment complete on all Primary routes and treatment is ongoing on secondary routes in North Skye.

Wester Ross, Strathpeffer and Lochalsh (posted 08:20): There are mostly dry roads but there is a slight dusting on Bealach. No reported overnight issues. Action is still ongoing.

Caithness (posted 08:17): Most routes are affected by a dusting of snow with some icy patches in sheltered areas. All priority routes are being treated as according to policy. No issues reported.

Badenoch and Strathspey (posted 08:12): There is 2 to 3cm of snow over all roads and treatments are being carried out as necessary as according to policy.

Nairn (posted 08:11): High level routes have a cover of snow which is being treated as necessary as according to policy.

Sutherland (posted 08:01): Road surface temperatures are sub-zero on all routes with light snow cover on higher routes. All routes are currently being treated as according to policy. No known issues.

Lochaber (posted 07:30): Negative temperatures across the area and road conditions are dry/damp. Due to forecast of ice, salt levels on some routes have been topped up. No other known issues.

Ross and Cromarty East (posted 06:37): Negative road surface temperatures causing icy patches where there have been showers. All routes being checked and treated as according to policy.

Inverness (posted 06:00): Cold with road surface temperatures as low as -3 in places but expected to quickly recover this morning. There is some snow on the ground in higher areas. Treating all routes as according to policy. No other known issues.

For information on UK Met Office warnings and advice visit: www.metoffice.gov.uk.

The Met Office yellow warning for ice will be in force from 9pm tonight to 10am tomorrow morning (1 April 2022).

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31 Mar 2022