Highland Council winter road condition and school closure report for 14 January 2015

Road condition and gritting treatment reports by The Highland Council’s Community Services for the morning of Wednesday 14 January 2015 are as follows:  

Skye and Lochalsh
Overnight and this morning there have been accumulations of 1-3cm of hail and snow throughout the area. Treatment is on-going on priority basis. Posted 14/1/15 09:05

Caithness and North Sutherland
Snow on all routes, mainly 1.25 - 5cm on lower routes and up to 25cm on high routes with drifts up to 60cm. Crews are carrying out treatment in priority order. Posted 14/1/15 08:37

Black Isle, Mid and West Ross Report
In the West of the area there is snow up to 25mm at lower levels increasing up to 100mm deep on higher routes with some frosty and icy patches. In the East there is snow up to 100mm deep on lower level routes with up to 150mm on the higher routes. Some drifting is occurring on the more exposed routes. All routes being treated in priority order. Posted 14/1/15 07:46

South Sutherland and East Ross
All roads are affected by up to 300mm of snow with drifting on high ground. All roads are being treated by priority but some routes, particularly those in Alness, Invergordon, Kildary, Evanton and the Ardross areas will not be treated until later in the day. Posted 14/1/15 08:59

Nairn
There is 3cm of fresh snow on lower roads and up to 10 cm on higher roads plus some drifting. The A939 and B9007 are currently closed due to drifting snow. Routes are being treated by priority. Posted 14/1/15 07:54  

Badenoch and Strathspey
All roads in the area are affected by snow at all levels. There has been fresh snow overnight and drifting. The amount of snow fallen in the last 36 hours in villages is approximately 25-30cm. Strong winds and snow showers are continuing so teams are treating all routes by priority. The A939 Grantown to Dava road is currently closed but is due to re-open shortly. The B9007 is closed. Posted 14/1/15 09:17  

Lochaber
Fresh snow overnight which has drifted in places so all roads are affected by snow at all levels. The strong winds and snow showers are continuing. Crews are treating all routes by priority. Posted 14/1/15 09:28  

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. 

Highland has the longest road network of any council in Scotland and it is not possible to treat every road at the same time. A priority system is applied to treat the areas in greatest need first.  

Trunk roads are gritted by BEAR Scotland (North West) for Transport Scotland.  

Road closures:

Newhall Bridge B9163 on the Black Isle is closed until further notice, due to structural damage and Struie Hill Road B9176 remains closed due to fallen trees. In Wester Ross the Bealach Na Ba road is closed today B9007 in Badenoch and Strathspey. In the Nairn area both the A939 and B9007 are closed due to drifting snow.

School Closures:  

As at 10:30 today 93 Highland Council schools and nurseries are closed. They are:  

Abernethy Primary 14 Jan 7:30 am : Closed (bad weather)
Abernethy Primary Nursery 14 Jan 7:30 am : Closed (bad weather)
Alvie Primary 14 Jan 7:24 am : Closed (bad weather)
Ardross Nursery 14 Jan 7:04 am : Closed (bad weather)
Ardross Primary 14 Jan 7:03 am : Closed (bad weather)
Aviemore Primary 14 Jan 7:13 am : Closed (bad weather)
Beauly Primary 14 Jan 7:41 am : Closed (bad weather)
Beauly Primary Nursery 14 Jan 7:41 am : Closed (bad weather)
Bridgend Primary 14 Jan 7:30 am : Closed (bad weather)
Bridgend Primary Nursery 14 Jan 7:30 am : Closed (bad weather)
Cannich Bridge Primary 14 Jan 8:52 am : Closed (bad weather)
Cannich Bridge Primary Nursery 14 Jan 8:52 am : Closed (bad weather)
Carrbridge Primary 14 Jan 7:06 am : Closed (bad weather)
Carrbridge Primary Nursery 14 Jan 7:06 am : Closed (bad weather)
Coulhill Primary 14 Jan 7:35 am : Closed (bad weather)
Coulhill Primary Nursery 14 Jan 7:35 am : Closed (bad weather)
Craighill Nursery - EM 14 Jan 7:49 am : Closed (bad weather)
Craighill Nursery - GM 14 Jan 7:49 am : Closed (bad weather)
Craighill Primary 14 Jan 7:53 am : Closed (bad weather)
Cromarty Primary 14 Jan 7:13 am : Closed (severe road conditions)
Daviot Primary 14 Jan 7:38 am : Closed (bad weather)
Deshar Primary 14 Jan 7:28 am : Closed (bad weather)
Deshar Primary Nursery 14 Jan 7:29 am : Closed (bad weather)
Drummond School 14 Jan 7:19 am : Closed (severe road conditions)
Drummond School Nursery 14 Jan 7:19 am : Closed (severe road conditions)
Farr Primary (Inverness) 14 Jan 7:06 am : Closed (bad weather)
Farr Primary Nursery (Inv) 14 Jan 7:07 am : Closed (bad weather)
Ferintosh Primary 14 Jan 7:30 am : Closed (bad weather)
Foyers Primary 14 Jan 7:57 am : Closed (bad weather)
Gergask Primary 14 Jan 7:21 am : Closed (bad weather)
Gergask Primary Nursery 14 Jan 7:21 am : Closed (bad weather)
Grantown Grammar 14 Jan 7:06 am : Closed (bad weather)
Grantown Primary 14 Jan 7:12 am : Closed (bad weather)
Grantown Primary Nursery 14 Jan 7:12 am : Closed (bad weather)
Hill of Fearn Primary 14 Jan 7:07 am : Closed (bad weather)
Hilton of Cadboll Primary 14 Jan 7:17 am : Closed (bad weather)
Hilton of Cadboll Primary Nursery 14 Jan 7:18 am : Closed (bad weather)
Inver Primary 14 Jan 7:17 am : Closed (bad weather)
Invergordon Academy 14 Jan 7:36 am : Closed (bad weather)
Kilchuimen Academy 14 Jan 10:04 am : Closed (no water/heating/power)
Kilchuimen Primary 14 Jan 10:04 am : Closed (no water/heating/power)
Kilchuimen Primary Nursery 14 Jan 10:04 am : Closed (no water/heating/power)
Kiltearn Primary 14 Jan 7:18 am : Closed (bad weather)
Kiltearn Primary Nursery 14 Jan 7:19 am : Closed (bad weather)
Kingussie High 14 Jan 7:14 am : Closed (bad weather)
Kingussie Primary 14 Jan 7:06 am : Closed (bad weather)
Kingussie Primary Nursery 14 Jan 7:06 am : Closed (bad weather)
Kinlochleven High 14 Jan 7:25 am : Closed (bad weather)
Kinlochleven Primary 14 Jan 7:30 am : Closed (bad weather)
Kinlochleven Primary Nursery 14 Jan 7:30 am : Closed (bad weather)
Knockbreck Primary (Tain) 14 Jan 9:20 am : Closed (bad weather)
Kyleakin Primary 14 Jan 8:15 am : Closed (damage to school building)
Kyleakin Primary Nursery 14 Jan 8:15 am : Closed (damage to school building)
Lochardil Primary Nursery 14 Jan 8:12 am : nursery closed (bad weather)
Lochcarron Primary 14 Jan 9:43 am : Closed (bad weather)
Mallaig Nursery - EM 14 Jan 8:16 am : Closed (damage to school building)
Mallaig Nursery - GM 14 Jan 8:16 am : Closed (damage to school building)
Mallaig Primary 14 Jan 8:16 am : Closed (damage to school building)
Milton of Leys Primary 14 Jan 7:21 am : Closed (bad weather)
Milton of Leys Primary Nursery 14 Jan 7:22 am : Closed (bad weather)
Mulbuie Primary 14 Jan 7:31 am : Closed (bad weather)
Mulbuie Primary Nursery 14 Jan 7:31 am : Closed (bad weather)
Newmore Primary 14 Jan 7:02 am : Closed (bad weather)
Newtonmore Nursery - EM 14 Jan 7:16 am : Closed (bad weather)
Newtonmore Nursery - GM 14 Jan 7:17 am : Closed (bad weather)
Newtonmore Primary 14 Jan 7:17 am : Closed (bad weather)
Obsdale Primary 14 Jan 7:24 am : Closed (bad weather)
Obsdale Primary Nursery 14 Jan 7:24 am : Closed (bad weather)
Park Primary 14 Jan 7:42 am : Closed (severe road conditions)
Park Primary Nursery 14 Jan 7:42 am : Closed (severe road conditions)
Plockton High 14 Jan 7:56 am : Closed (severe road conditions)
Plockton Nursery - GM 14 Jan 7:59 am : Closed (bad weather)
Plockton Primary 14 Jan 7:59 am : Closed (bad weather)
Resolis Primary 14 Jan 7:37 am : Closed (bad weather)
Resolis Primary Nursery 14 Jan 7:37 am : Closed (bad weather)
South Lodge Primary 14 Jan 7:43 am : Closed (severe road conditions)
South Lodge Primary Nursery 14 Jan 7:43 am : Closed (severe road conditions)
St Clement's School 14 Jan 7:16 am : Closed (bad weather)
St Clement's School Nursery 14 Jan 7:16 am : Closed (bad weather)
Strathconon Primary 14 Jan 7:26 am : Closed (bad weather)
Strathconon Primary Nursery 14 Jan 7:26 am : Closed (bad weather)
Strathdearn Primary 14 Jan 7:10 am : Closed (bad weather)
Strathdearn Primary Nursery 14 Jan 7:10 am : Closed (bad weather)
Stratherrick Primary 14 Jan 7:39 am : Closed (bad weather)
Strathgarve Primary 14 Jan 8:10 am : Closed (bad weather)
Strathgarve Primary Nursery 14 Jan 8:10 am : Closed (bad weather)
Strathpeffer Primary 14 Jan 7:20 am : Closed (bad weather)
Strathpeffer Primary Nursery 14 Jan 7:20 am : Closed (bad weather)
Tain Royal Academy 14 Jan 7:48 am : Closed (bad weather)
Tarbat Old Primary 14 Jan 7:04 am : Closed (bad weather)
Tarbat Old Primary Nursery 14 Jan 7:04 am : Closed (bad weather)
Teanassie Primary 14 Jan 9:23 am : Closed (bad weather)
Teanassie Primary Nursery 14 Jan 9:24 am : Closed (bad weather)

A further 5 schools are nurseries delayed their start time this morning by an hour.  They were Alness Academy; Charleston Academy; Dingwall Nursery (both English Medium and Gaelic Medium) and Dingwall Primary.  

The situation is continually changing so an up-to-date list through the day up until 6pm is provided by visiting the council’s school closure website www.highland.gov.uk/schoolclosures. Tomorrow morning parents and carers are advised to check this site from 7am onwards or use the school closures phone line on 0800 564 2272 using the PIN number for their school (which is also available at http://www.highland.gov.uk/schoolclosures) for further information updates.  

Service Points:

Fort Augustus Service Point and Grantown Service Point are closed today so anyone with any queries should contact 01349 886606

14 Jan 2015
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