Highland Council winter road condition reports for Christmas Eve

The Highland Council’s snow clearing / gritting route policies and area maps are online for 2013/14 at http://www.highland.gov.uk/gritting.htm.

Transport, Environmental and Community (TEC) Services staff have been clearing a number of fallen trees in the area at:

Road condition and gritting treatment reports by TEC Services for Christmas Eve are as follows:

Ross and Cromarty 
2" snow on Fain and a covering on Beallach and Glendocherty. No problems in the east. Gritters stood down at 08:30 in east. Very windy throughout. Posted: 24/12/2013 11:04.

Caithness, South Sutherland East Ross
Road surface temperatures erratic. Snow and slush reported over higher routes. All routes treated by priority and policy. Posted: 24/12/2013 10:03.

Skye and Lochalsh
Road surface temperatures remain above zero. No issues. No wind or water damage reported. Posted: 24/12/2013 09:47.

Sparkle, ice and snow on higher level routes, gritting by priority and policy. Posted: 24/12/2013 09:05

Caithness and North Sutherland
Marginal road surface temperatures, mainly in West of area, all routes patrolled and treated for patches of white frost, some sheltered areas treated as a precaution. Posted: 24/12/2013 09:01

Slush and ice patches in higher south area. Lower area isolated ice and frost patches treatment ongoing with high winds across the area. Posted: 24/12/2013 08:40.

Badenoch and Strathspey
High gusts of winds and light showers of snow. Road conditions icy and frozen slush in the north of the area and a light dusting of snow on the highest routes. South of the area roads wet with some frozen slush. Posted: 24/12/2013 08:20.

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.

24 Dec 2013