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Highland Winter Roads Report - Wednesday 29 November 2023

29th November 2023

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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.

Maps of the Council's gritting routes by priority and policy are available online at www.highland.gov.uk/gritting.

Road condition reports for Wednesday 29 November 2023 are as follows:

Wester Ross:

8:24am: A mixed bag of damp/wet/sparkling road conditions across the Wester Ross network this morning. No known issues so far and there were no reported issues overnight. All Primary and Secondary routes are being treated (with footways) and this is currently ongoing.

Skye & Raasay:

7:16am: Minus road temperatures this morning on all routes. Treatments running on Primary and Secondary routes with drivers reporting some icy patches. Driver caution advised. No overnight issues.

Sutherland:

8:01am: Snow showers affecting some areas in the east this morning with up to an inch and a half (40mm) on the North Coast. Frost and icy patches elsewhere. Treatment ongoing in line with policy.

Lochaber:

8:39am: Damp roads and low temperatures throughout the area. No overnight issues.

Inverness:

9:11am: Mainly wet roads this morning with negative road side temperatures over the network. Some light snow on the higher routes. Teams are covering all routes and footpaths. No known issues.

Badenoch & Strathspey:

7:43am: Two to three centimetres of snow this morning on the lower routes with four to five centimetres on higher routes. All routes being treated. No known overnight issues.

Caithness:

8:05am: Mainly damp roads and low temperatures. Localised icy stretches on inland routes. All routes being treated as required.

Nairn:

7:44am: Wet roads with negative temperatures and some icy patches on lower routes. Two to three centimetres of snow on higher routes. All routes being treated this morning. No known overnight issues.

Easter Ross:

8:40am: Mixture of dry and damp roads with no sign of frost. Temperatures dipped at daylight but salt levels high from treatment the previous day and night. No overnight issues reported.

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