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Highland Council winter road condition report for Monday, 04 February 2019

4th February 2019

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 Monday, 04 February 2019 are as follows:

Skye and Lochalsh - as at 08:57: 3 - 5" of snow over top of Mam Ratagan with approx 3" snow on high Sections of A890. Nothing at lower levels (rain/sleet). No issues on Skye - Rain.

Nairn as at 08:34: High roads have had 4cm of snow overnight. Lower routes are clear. Higher routes being treated as priority.

Badenoch and Strathspey as at 08:31: 5cm of snow fell overnight throughout the area. Rain has made the roads very slippy. Treatment is being focused on worst affected areas.

Inverness as at 08:29: 1" wet snow cover on low roads, 4" snow cover on high roads , all routes being bladed and gritted

Caithness and North Sutherland as at 08:22: Primary routes all clear wet and damp surfaces. Secondary routes still have remains of snow with icy stretches treatment ongoing. Between 10 gms and 20 gms spread. No known overnight issues.

Lochaber as at 08:21: All morning routes checked, roads wet / damp, plus temperatures throughout the area

Ross and Cromarty as at 08:17: Snow and ice affecting routes in Alness, Dingwall, Black Isle and Higher west routes. Route 29 Black Isle treatment is currently delayed and will resume as soon as possible. All routes being treated as required.

South Sutherland as at 08:16: Wintry showers and low temperatures affecting all routes. Most routes are very slippery with most having a covering of wet slushy snow. B9176 Struie has up to 4 inches of snow.

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 09:20 six secondary schools and 19 primary schools (and 14 nurseries) were closed affecting some 7226 pupils,

The following schools and nurseries were either closed or partially closed:

Abernethy Primary and nursery:Closed (severe road conditions)

Balloch Primary and nursery:Partially closed - opening 1 hour later (bad weather)

Balnain Primary:Closed (bad weather)

Cannich Bridge Primary and nursery:Closed (severe road conditions)

Carrbridge Primary and nursery:Closed (severe road conditions)

Cawdor Primary and nurseryClosed (severe road conditions)

Cradlehall Primary and nursery:Partially closed - opening 1 hour later (severe road conditions)

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Croy Primary and nursery:Closed (severe road conditions)

Culloden Academy:Closed (severe road conditions)

Daviot Primary:Partially closed – opening 2 hours late (severe road conditions)

Deshar Primary and nursery:Closed (severe road conditions)

Farr Primary and nursery (Inverness):Closed (severe road conditions)

Foyers Primary:Closed (severe road conditions)

Glen Urquhart High School:Closed (bad weather)

Glenurquhart Primary:Closed (bad weather)

Grantown Grammar School:Closed (severe road conditions)

Grantown Primary and nursery:Closed (bad weather)

Hilton Primary and nursery:Closed (severe road conditions)

Inverness Royal Academy:Closed (severe road conditions)

Kingussie High School:Closed (severe road conditions)

Millburn Academy:Closed (severe road conditions)

Milton of Leys Primary and nursery:Closed (severe road conditions)

Rosebank Primary:Partially closed – opening 1 hour later (severe road conditions); and Nursery:Closed (severe road conditions)

Strathdearn Primary:Partially closed – opening 2 hours late (severe road conditions)and Nursery:Closed (severe road conditions)

Stratherrick Primary and nursery:Closed (bad weather)

The schools closures page on the Council’s website at: https://www.highland.gov.uk/schoolclosures 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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