Highland Council winter road condition reports for Thursday, 5 December 2013
5th December 2013
The Highland Councilís snow clearing / gritting route policies and area maps are online for 2013/14 at www.highland.gov.uk/gritting.
Road condition and gritting treatment reports by The Highland Councilís, Transport, Environmental and Community Services for Thursday 5 December 2013 are as follows:
Caithness, South Sutherland and East Ross
U2126 Oykel Bailley Bridge Road closed due to flooding. All roads in the Tain and Easter Ross, and Central Sutherland affected by fallen trees but currently passable. Roads throughout the area affected by fallen debris but passable with care. Posted: 05/12/2013 09:09
All routes treated ahead of snow showers forecast, gale force winds and heavy rain branches on roads. Posted: 05/12/2013 08:17
Caithness & North Sutherland
A mixture of heavy rain and wintery showers, high winds, treating all routes ahead of anticipated snow. Posted: 05/12/2013 09:05
The U1598 Glen Achulish road has re-opened. Posted: 05/12/2013 16:19
The U1313 Bellsgrove-Polloch has now been reopened. Posted: 05/12/2013 14:27
Wide spread storm damage, trees down and standing water on roads. Crews dealing with fallen trees as required. Pre-treatment for forecast snow delayed until 11am due to residual effects of storm. Posted: 05/12/2013 10:28
Skye and Lochalsh
All routes being treated. No issues Posted: 05/12/2013 12:39
Badenoch and Strathspey
Road report update Heavy snow showers gritting ongoing, Curlys Lane Newtonmore closed due to blown tree. Posted: 05/12/2013 12:19
Minor by-pass road at Tongue closed due to erosion and subsequent debris. Posted: 05/12/2013 11:50
Several trees and branches were down over roads and all cleared. Posted: 05/12/2013 11:24
Wet and windy, some trees and branches on road, being cleared. Posted: 05/12/2013 08:39
Badenoch and Strathspey
High gust of wind Trees and branches down on some roads this morning. All routes cleared and open. Rain turning to snow gritting ongoing all routes. Posted: 05/12/2013 11:11
B9006/B9090 closed between Clephanton Crossroads and A96 due to accident car/tree. B852 Dores Foyers closed due to fallen trees. A number of side roads in Kiltarlity, Beauly, Foyers Gorthleck Areas blocked with fallen trees. Grant Street Inverness was closed due to dangerous building. B862 Inverness to Beauly Rd - Was blocked due to fallen trees now passable with care. Posted: 05/12/2013 11:04
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.
The Council has a legal duty to provide certain advice and information services on debt, welfare and housing for local residents. Employment rights advice is also provided but there is no statutory duty on the Council to provide this.
Highland Council is fully supportive of the aim to close the poverty-related educational attainment gap between children and young people from the least and most disadvantaged communities. In Highland, 1537 Primary and 1006 Secondary School children live in the most deprived data zones.
Last week, The Highland Council issued rent suspension orders (RSO) in relation to a number of properties being operated as unlicensed houses in multiple occupation (HMO). The orders, which have been served on the owners and tenants, mean that the tenants are no longer under any obligation to pay rent to their landlord.
The Leader of The Highland Council Councillor Margaret Davidson welcomed the First Minister's announcement of a Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund to deliver much needed improvements to tourist infrastructure to support the rising numbers of visitors to the Highlands. This comes the week after figures were published for August which showed Highland visitor attractions were performing 17% higher compared to August last year, a result that is backed by accounts from residents and businesses that the area has been hugely popular with visitors this season.
The Highland Council is ready for winter and prepared to grit council roads as the council's winter maintenance programme starts on 14 October. Trunk roads in Highland are the responsibility of Transport Scotland and their operators Bear Scotland.
Trading Standards are looking for young people to take part in test purchasing exercises. We want to find out which shops are breaking the law by selling age restricted products to young people under 18.
Caithness Civic leader Cllr Willie Mackay (centre) cuts the tape at the opening of the newly refurbished half mile Killimster Moss stretch of the B876 Wick to Thurso road. Looking on are some of the Highland council workers praised for the project which was done on time and within budget.
Caithness Civic Leader Cllr Willie Mackay has welcomed the reopening of the B876 Killimster Moss Road. A stretch of the Caithness Wick to Thurso road at Killimster Moss was refurbished over a four week programme of improvement and reopened on Friday 29 September.
A chance to have your say. Voters are being invited to have their say on a review of polling places throughout the Highland Council area The Council has today (Monday 2 October 2017) launched a consultation over its review of election polling districts and polling places.
The Scottish Government is allocating ¬£1 million to improve school libraries over the next three years. Launched today by the Deputy First Minister, the School Library Improvement Fund will be open for education authorities to apply for funding on behalf of school libraries in their area.
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