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Highland Council winter road condition report


By David G Scott

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The council's road condition report for today (Monday, January 11) is as follows:

Caithness

Posted at 07.41 Positive road surface temperatures with no action required at 0600hrs. Temperatures forecast to drop later in the morning, will continue to monitor conditions and action if temperatures drop below freezing or become marginal. No other issues to report.

Sutherland

Posted at 08.23 A839 currently closed between Lairg and Rosehall near Gruids. Articulated lorry stuck in the ditch blocking the carriageway at this location, currently awaiting recovery. Police aware.Heavy rain and a lot of standing water throughout the area this morning. Wintry showers with some snow lying on higher routes. Currently being treated.

Ross and Cromarty East

Posted at 09.18 Positive road surface temperatures but heavy rain across the area. No issues at the moment but some localised flooding issues expected through the morning. Snow forecast for this afternoon.

Gritter in Wick. Picture: DGS
Gritter in Wick. Picture: DGS

The UK Met Office currently has a yellow warning for further rain, snow and ice across large parts of the Highlands. Find out more about warnings and advice here www.metoffice.gov.uk/

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

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