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Road condition report from Highland Council for across Ross-shire and rest of the region today


By Hector MacKenzie

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Highland Council has issued its winter road condition report for today (Tuesday).

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

The local authority stresses that 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" and is not intended to imply that any individual route is entirely snow and ice free.

It says drivers must be aware that conditions can change rapidly and make their own assessment of conditions for travelling.

Ross and Cromarty East: Icy stretches and frosty patches. All routes being treated.

Ross and Cromarty West: Generally damp roads, with odd icy patches on roads furthest east. Roads being treated as required. No issues reported overnight.

Badenoch and Strathspey: Widespread ice across the area – main roads and bus routes being treated as necessary.

Nairn: Damp/wet roads with patches of ice and frost – main roads and bus routes being treated as necessary

Caithness: Hard white frost reported with treatment on-going. Road surface temperatures slow to lift. No overnight issues reported.

Lochaber: Crews stood-down this morning. No problems overnight

Sutherland: Frosty with icy stretches in central and east Sutherland this morning. All these routes currently being treated. No known problems.

Skye and Raasay: No planned action. Positive road surface temperatures. No overnight issues to report.

Inverness: Grey frost stretches and icy patches on roads – gritters heading out on all routes.

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

As of 10am this morning, there are no schools closures as a result of bad weather conditions.

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

The page is updated from 7am every day and cleared by 6pm each evening.

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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