Highland Council winter road condition and school closure report for Wednesday, 10 December 2014

The Highland Council’s snow clearing / gritting route policies and area maps for 2014/15 are online at www.highland.gov.uk/gritting. School closures can be found at www.highland.gov.uk/schoolclosures.

Road condition and gritting treatment reports by The Highland Council’s Community Services for the morning of Wednesday, 10 December 2014 are as follows:

South Sutherland and East Ross 

More snow than forecast. Extra gritters mobilised to cover effected routes.  All routes patrolled and treated as per policy.  Power cable reported down at West Shiness and reported to utilities. Posted: 10/12/2014 11:09

Mid and West Ross

High tide check undertaken at various locations this morning - waves not as big as expected to date; no overtopping problems anticipated with this morning’s high tide. Posted: 10/12/2014 08:49

Caithness and North Sutherland

Up to 2" snow on higher ground in North Sutherland, bladed and treated. Caithness generally covering of sleet/slush, with road surface temperature very marginal until after 7am, all treated. Posted: 10/12/2014 08:38

Mid and West Ross 

Checking and treating high routes in the West as required for slush; wet wintery showers continuing; lightning widespread this morning; continuing to monitor conditions. In the East, frozen rain and slush more than forecast; checking and treating main routes until temperatures rise. Posted: 10/12/2014 08:35


Covering of snow on higher routes, treating as required. Posted: 10/12/2014 08:04

Badenoch and Strathspey

High gust of wind, rain/sleet showers, 2" wet snow, 3" on the highest routes treatment ongoing. Posted: 10/12/2014 08:03


Up to 2" wet snow cover on high roads, low roads very wet, gritting high roads plus blading where required. Posted: 10/12/2014 07:06

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.

As at 11:56 today Wednesday 10 December 50 Highland Council schools and nurseries are closed comprising a total pupil roll affected of 2,322. The following schools are closed:

  • Auchtertyre Primary -  Closed (bad weather)
  • Auchtertyre Primary Nursery -  Closed (bad weather)
  • Broadford Nursery – English Medium (EM) -  Closed (bad weather)
  • Broadford Nursery – Gaelic Medium (GM) -  Closed (bad weather)
  • Broadford Primary -  Closed (bad weather)
  • Bualnaluib Primary -  Closed (bad weather)
  • Bualnaluib Primary Nursery -  Closed (bad weather)
  • Carbost Primary -  Closed (bad weather)
  • Carbost Primary Nursery -  Closed (bad weather)
  • Eigg Primary -  Closed (bad weather)
  • Eigg Primary Nursery -  Closed (bad weather)
  • Elgol Primary -  Closed (bad weather)
  • Farr High -  Closed (bad weather)
  • Farr Primary (Suth) -  Closed (bad weather)
  • Farr Primary Nursery (Suth) -  Closed (bad weather)
  • Gairloch High -  Closed (bad weather)
  • Gairloch Nursery - EM -  Closed (bad weather)
  • Gairloch Nursery - GM -  Closed (bad weather)
  • Gairloch Primary -  Closed (bad weather)
  • Glenelg Primary -  Closed (bad weather)
  • Grantown Grammar -  Closed (bad weather)
  • Grantown Primary -  Closed (bad weather)
  • Kilmuir Primary -  Closed (bad weather)
  • Kilmuir Primary Nursery - GM -  Closed (bad weather)
  • Kyle Primary -  Closed (bad weather)
  • Kyle Primary Nursery -  Closed (bad weather)
  • Kyleakin Primary -  Closed (bad weather)
  • Kyleakin Primary Nursery -  Closed (bad weather)
  • Lady Lovat Primary -  Closed (bad weather)
  • Loch Duich Primary -  Closed (bad weather)
  • Lochcarron Primary -  Closed (bad weather)
  • Mallaig High -  Closed (bad weather)
  • Melvich Primary -  Closed (bad weather)
  • Melvich Primary Nursery -  Closed (bad weather)
  • Plockton Primary -  Closed (bad weather)
  • Poolewe Primary -  Closed (bad weather)
  • Poolewe Primary Nursery -  Closed (bad weather)
  • Portree High -  Closed (bad weather)
  • Shieldaig Primary -  Closed (bad weather)
  • Shieldaig Primary Nursery -  Closed (bad weather)
  • Sleat Nursery - EM -  Closed (bad weather)
  • Sleat Nursery - GM -  Closed (bad weather)
  • Sleat Primary -  Closed (bad weather)
  • Staffin Primary -  Closed (bad weather)
  • Staffin Primary Nursery - GM -  Closed (bad weather)
  • Struan Primary -  Closed (bad weather)
  • Struan Primary Nursery -  Closed (bad weather)
  • Tongue Pre-school Centre -  Closed (bad weather)
  • Tongue Primary -  Closed (bad weather)
  • Tongue Primary Nursery - GM -  Closed (bad weather)
10 Dec 2014
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