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Collision on A890 at Auchertyre in Wester Ross


By Hector MacKenzie

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A COLLISION on a remote Ross-shire road has been reported this morning amidst challenging conditions in many parts of the Highlands.

Some parts of the Highlands have up to 25cm of snow cover this morning according to the local authority's roads' report this morning.

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In Wester Ross, it notes a road traffic collision on the A890 at Auchertyre.

No further details are available at present.

Maps of the council’s gritting routes by priority and policy are available online at winter road maintenance.

The report for Wester Ross states: "Snow across the network this morning. All routes being checked. No overnight issues."

Ross and Cromarty East: "All routes have a covering of snow this morning from 10mm at lower ground to 30-40mm at higher ground. Primary routes generally good from evening treatment, secondary and other route treatment on-going."

Sutherland: "All routes affected by snow cover this morning, varying from 25mm to 250mm over the highest routes. All routes currently being bladed and treated as necessary in accordance with the winter maintenance policy."

Inverness: "Overnight snow on all routes this morning with low road surface temperatures. Covering all routes and footpaths this morning. B852 Dores to Foyers remains closed and landslide at Wester Lovat still not cleared. No other known issues."

Skye and Raasay: "Widespread snow fall (1cm) overnight with frost impacting on travel this morning. Further snow showers forecast this morning. Full call out with treatments running on all routes and footways by priority. No overnight issues to report."

Nairn: "Dusting of snow across the network this morning. All routes being treated and no known overnight issues."

Badenoch and Strathspey: "Snow across the network this morning. All routes being treated. No known overnight issues."

Caithness: "Good covering of snow over most of the county. Up to 50mm of snow in places. All weekend routes being treated this morning due to lorry availability, footpath treatments ongoing also. No known overnight issues to report."

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

There are several school closures in Sutherland.

For information on Trunk Roads follow @trafficscotland.

For information on power cuts, visit SSEN website.


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