Highland Council winter road condition reports for Friday, 21 March 2014

Road condition and gritting treatment reports by The Highland Council’s, Transport, Environmental and Community Services for the morning of Friday, 21 March 2014 are as follows:

  • Lochaber: Gritting on the A884 Carnoch – Lochaline. No known problems on other routes. Posted: 21/03/2014 09:28
  • Mid and West Ross: Wintry and some snow on higher routes. All affected priority routes being patrolled and treated as required. Posted: 21/03/2014 08:43
  • Badenoch and Strathspey: Continuous wintry showers, 2-3cm of fresh snow on high routes, 1cm on lower routes. All routes being treated by priority. Posted: 21/03/2014 08:23
  • Skye and Lochalsh Area: Minor slushy areas on higher roads. No problems reported. Posted: 21/03/2014 08:08
  • South Sutherland and East Ross: Light dusting of snow on higher routes. Lower routes mainly clear. Treating routes by priority, policy and procedure. No major issues reported. Posted: 21/03/2014 08:03
  • Caithness and North Sutherland: Wintry showers but road surface temperatures widely above freezing. Crews stood down. Posted: 21/03/2014 07:58
  • Nairn: Dusting of snow on higher south area treating as required. Rest of area roads dry or damp. Posted: 21/03/2014 07:03
  • Inverness: Dusting of snow and ice on higher levels treating priority routes as required. Posted: 21/03/2014 06:15

Maps of the Council’s gritting routes by priority and policy are available online for: Badenoch and Strathspey; Caithness and North Sutherland; Inverness; Lochaber; Nairn; Skye and Lochalsh; South Sutherland and East Ross; and Wester Ross and Black Isle.

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.


21 Mar 2014
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