Storm Abigail: Highland Council road, school and Service Point report for Friday 13 November 2015

Road condition and schools and Service Point closure reports by The Highland Council for the morning of Friday 13 November 2015 are as follows:

Caithness & North Sutherland: Slush on A836 near Loch Craggie. Several sleet showers. Treating route. Posted: 13/11/2015 09:07 Ice on A882 around Old Hall. Low temperatures elsewhere especially around Sout East Caithness but temperatures generally just above freezing. Treated A882 and other routes as precaution. Posted: 13/11/2015 08:38

Ross and Cromarty: Some low temps in the west area, routes checked with no problems found. No reports of any storm damage overnight. Posted: 13/11/2015 08:55

Lochaber: Staff responded to some disruption early evening with trees down on the A861 at Trelaig and on the B863 north side. Localised flooding at Lochybridge and Kingairloch Junction with the A861. Posted: 13/11/2015 08:31

Badenoch & Strathspey: Snow covering on upper ski road whish was gritted and precautionary gritting of high/cold sections on main roads in north of the area. Posted: 13/11/2015 08:22

Inverness, Nairn and Skye: no major issues reported on roads.

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. Motorists must be aware that conditions can change rapidly and make their own assessment of conditions for travelling.

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

School Closures:

All Highland Schools are open today, however this situation can change and an up-to-date list is provided on our school closure website at up until 6pm.

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 for further information updates.

Service Points:

All Council Service Points are open today. Anyone wishing to contact the Council can also phone 01349 886606 or use online forms at see the ‘pay’, ‘report’ and ‘request’ buttons.

13 Nov 2015
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