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Ross-shire roads report and school update as children return to classrooms after festive break

By Hector MacKenzie

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ROADS in Ross-shire are being treated today according to Highland Council's priority and policy.

Highland Council said that for Ross and Cromarty, surface temperatures are higher than forecast this morning.

It said: "There’s a mixture of dry and damp roads on primary and secondary routes which are all being treated, including footpaths."

Wester Ross, Strathpeffer and Lochalsh routes are described as "a mixed bag" of dry,damp, wet and snow-covered roads across the area. It said: "No overnight issues reported, and treatment is currently ongoing."

Roads in the Inverness area are "a little warmer than expected this morning". Treatment running on all routes and footpaths. No known issues.

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

Several schools were closed across the Highlands today, mainly because of power or water supply issues, according to the council.

Knockbreck in Tain and St Clement's in Dingwall were amongst those affected.

Highland schools returned from the festive holidays today.

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

You can also get alerts of closures on Highland Council’s Twitter and Facebook. Or phone 0800 564 2272 to get the latest pre-recorded message from head teachers regarding their school. Have the school's PIN ready when you call.

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