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Warning of black ice and sparkly roads in Caithness this morning


By David G Scott

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A sprinkling of snow in Watten this morning. Picture: DGS
A sprinkling of snow in Watten this morning. Picture: DGS

Highland Council has issued a road condition report for the region and highlighted the impact of negative temperatures in Caithness this morning.

Issued at 8.12am the bulletin for Caithness states: "A mix of wet roads with areas of standing water and patches of black ice and sparkly roads. Weekend routes and footpaths being treated. No known overnight issues to report."

For Sutherland it says that there are wet roads with slush and snow deposits which are up to 50mm on higher routes. "Very icy in some sheltered areas. All routes currently being treated in order of priority. No known issues."

Information on weather warnings is available on the Met Office website.

At the time of issue, there are no school closures. School closures page is updated from 8am and cleared by 6pm each evening.

For information on Trunk Roads follow @trafficscotland.

For information on power cuts, visit SSEN website.


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