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Tricky driving conditions in parts of Ross-shire prompt call for caution


By Hector MacKenzie

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DIFFICULT driving conditions are being reported on roads in Ross-shire with rain falling on cold surfaces causing problems.

Bus operator D&E Coaches earlier reported some problems on a number of school routes in the county.

A Highland Council road report this morning for Ross and Cromarty East states: "Rain falling on cold surfaces causing difficult driving conditions. Caution advised on any untreated surfaces."

For Ross and Cromarty West it says: "Road surface temperatures are all above zero this morning on routes – except Strathconon which is getting treated. This treatment is currently ongoing. No overnight reported issues."

Badenoch and Strathspey: "Negative but rising temperatures throughout the area. Primary and Secondary routes being treated. No known overnight issues."

Nairn: "Borderline temperatures throughout the area.No winter treatment and no known overnight issues."

Caithness: "Main roads mostly damp, side roads have frost and icy patches. All routes treated, footpaths all clear and no issues reported."

Lochaber: "No winter maintenance action required this morning all road surface temperatures above zero. No overnight issues."

Sutherland: "Rain falling on frozen surfaces this morning causing icy roads in places. All routes being treated as necessary. No known issues."

Skye and Raasay: "No planned action. Positive road surface temperatures throughout. No issues reported overnight."

Inverness: "Icy stretches on some roads, gritters out on routes."

Daily information on school closures is provided at www.highland.gov.uk/schoolclosures

For information on UK Met Office warnings and advice visit www.metoffice.gov.uk

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

Anyone travelling is asked to be aware 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."

Slippery conditions affect Ross-shire bus routes


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