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Temperature rise eases pressure on Ross-shire roads though high winds could be an issue in parts of the county

By Hector MacKenzie

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A weather warning for strong wind has been issued for parts of Wester Ross.
A weather warning for strong wind has been issued for parts of Wester Ross.

RISING temperatures have eased pressure on the Ross-shire road network.

Highland Council's daily roads report says that for much of Ross-shire and Lochalsh, most winter treatment action was called off this morning due to rising temperatures – the exception being the Bealach na Ba in Wester Ross.

Positive temperatures have also improved the situation across the wider Highlands.

A report for Sutherland, which has seen roads closed because of drifting snow in recent days, is still awaited.

The council notes that the UK Met Office currently has a yellow warning in place for the Isle of Skye and a small section on the west coast of the Highlands. Any changes to this weather warning throughout the course of the day can be tracked at https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/

The warning for strong winds flags the possibility of travel disruption and delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges.

It’s likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities will be affected by spray and/or large waves, it says.

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

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