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Highland Council winter road condition and school closure report for Tuesday 13 February 2018

13th February 2018

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

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.

Road condition reports by The Highland Council's Community Services for Tuesday 13 February 2018 are as follows:

Caithness and North Sutherland: A dusting of snow on high routes with slush on low roads. Snow and sleet showers are continuing. Roads are being treated with 50/50 mix and no problems have been reported, Caithness has sleet showers and low temperatures so also a 50/50 mix treatement is getting laid down on routes. As at 09:07

Ross and Cromarty: Heavy snow is lying across the whole area. Crews are reporting difficult conditions which are slowing their progress but routes are being treated by priority. As at 07:44

Skye & Lochalsh: Scattered snow showers across Skye this morning with more significant accumulations of snow affecting Lochalsh. Skye Primary routes are clear with treatment ongoing on Primary routes in Lochalsh. Treatment is ongoing. As at 08:59

Lochaber: Heavy snow across the area this morning. All gritters are deployed on primary routes at the present time and will then move on to treat secondary routes. Footway ploughs will be deployed as resources permit. As at 07:56

Badenoch and Strathspey: Heavy snow has fallen across the whole area. Routes are being treated as necessary. As at 08:31

Nairn: Snow is lying across whole area so roads are being treated as necessary. As at 08:33

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.

School Closures:

As at 09.15am today a total of 2 secondary and 14 primary schools (including 12 nurseries) across the Highlands are closed or partially closed and opened later than normal.

The list below shows all schools and any associated nurseries closed due to bad weather unless otherwise stated:

Cromarty Primary -clean up following burst pipe

Daviot Primary:

Dingwall Primary: Partially closed - opening 1 hour later

Farr Primary (Inv):

Glenelg Primary:

Invergarry Primary:

Inverie Primary: Closed (no water/heating/power)

Knockbreck Primary (Dunvegan): Partially closed – opening 1 hour later

Kyle Primary: Closed (no water/heating/power)

Macdiarmid Primary: Partially closed – opening 1 hour later

Mallaig High School: Partially closed – opening 1 hour later

Mallaig Primary: Partially closed – opening 1 hour later

Plockton High School:

Plockton Primary:

Spean Bridge Primary: Partially closed – opening 1 hour later

Strathdearn Primary:

Stratherrick Primary

PLEASE NOTE other schools may close during the day so please visit the school closures website for up-to-date information - https://www.highland.gov.uk/schoolclosures

The page is updated from 7am and cleared each evening by 6pm. Get alerts of closures on Highland Council’s Twitter and Facebook. Or phone 0800 564 2272 to get the latest pre-recorded message from head teachers regarding their school. Have the school's PIN ready when you call.

 

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