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Today's winter road condition report


By David G Scott

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Highland Council's road condition report for today (Thursday, January 14) is as follows:

Caithness

Posted at 8.23am. Wet this morning in Caithness, no action required, no issues reported.

Wet road in Wick. Picture: DGS
Wet road in Wick. Picture: DGS

Sutherland

Posted at 7.49am. Wintry showers throughout the area with slush and deposits of wet snow on higher routes. These routes currently being treated. No known issues.

Ross and Cromarty East

Posted at 9am. All routes being treated and checked this morning. Primary and secondary routes on lower ground affected by surface water with higher sections having a covering of ice patches. Treatment will extend to other areas ahead of forecasted below-zero temps this evening. No overnight issues reported.

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 Highland Council's 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.

The UK Met Office currently has a yellow warning for snow and ice across large parts of the Highlands today. An amber warning for snow covering Kingussie and Aviemore is also in place. Find out more about warnings and advice here https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/

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