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Snow continues in Caithness but Met Office lifts warning


By David G Scott

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Last night's snow warning from the Met Office for Caithness and the far north was lifted at 10am today.

Isolated snow showers continue to fall in Wick and surrounding areas

A Met Office spokesman warned of drifting last night and Highland Council currently has vehicles treating roads throughout the county.

Snow falling on West Banks Avenue in Wick. Picture: DGS
Snow falling on West Banks Avenue in Wick. Picture: DGS

“Showers will become both lighter and less frequent through Wednesday morning,” said the spokesman.

Road condition reports for today (April 7) in the far north are as follows:

Caithness

Posted at 8.30am. All routes out and foot paths being treated. Cover of snow up to 1.2 inch in places with some overnight drift and some ongoing snow showers. Treatment ongoing.

Sutherland

Posted at 8.04am. A mix of damp and dry roads with light snow cover on higher routes. Road surface temperatures just below zero. Most routes currently being treated. No known problems.

Ross and Cromarty East

Posted at 7.45am. Road surface temperatures below zero this morning with a mixture of dry and damp roads at lower ground, with half-an-inch of snow and intermittent showers on higher ground. Routes west of Garve have up to an inch of snow. All primary and secondary routes being checked and treated as necessary. No overnight issues reported.

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

Highland Council clearing snow filled roads


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