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Highland Council clearing snow filled roads


By David G Scott

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Highland Council is currently treating roads in the far north with gritters and snow ploughs where necessary.

The UK Met Office has a Yellow weather warning in place today for snow for much of the Highland region.

Hail storm in Wick last night. Picture: DGS
Hail storm in Wick last night. Picture: DGS

Road condition reports for the far north today, April 6, are as follows:

Caithness

Posted at 8.05am. Covering of hail and snow up to two inches in places with light drifting and light snow hail showers. Blading where necessary.

Sutherland

Posted at 8.22am. All areas affected by snow cover up to two inches in places with slight drifting on the highest routes. All currently being treated as necessary in order of priority. No known problems.

View towards Wick from the riverside. Picture: Alan Hendry
View towards Wick from the riverside. Picture: Alan Hendry

Ross and Cromarty East

Posted at 8.30am. Dusting of snow at lower levels with two to three inches at higher levels. All routes being treated where required this morning. No reported overnight issues.

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.

Snow on West Banks Avenue in Wick last night.
Snow on West Banks Avenue in Wick last night.

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

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