Published: 06/12/2017 15:55 - Updated: 06/12/2017 15:57

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Is Strathspey and Badenoch ready for for Storm Caroline?

Highland Council is issuing a warning to residents across the region to ensure that that they are ready for her.

Advice on schools and general winter preparedness is being provided as the hours tick down.

The council is reminding pupils, parents and carers how to find out if their local school is closed or school transport is affected in anticipation of Storm Caroline hitting the north. Information on school closures is uploaded to the school closures website from 7am each morning.

School closure messages can be heard on the "school closures information line" on 0800 564 2272 (with a school PIN number) to get the latest pre-recorded message from the head teacher of your child’s school.

In case of power cuts make sure you have a copy of your school’s PIN ready when you call by downloading the information now from

Get alerts of schools closures on Highland Council’s Twitter @HighlandCouncil and Facebook.

The council is aware that bus companies across the authority are assessing their plans for school transport. Any changes to school transport plans will be notified via the schools and the school closures website and information phone line.

The council’s Community Services are also prepared for the potential impacts and are ready in case of flooding, and road closures as a result of fallen trees and property damage.

Further information and advice is available on the Council’s website at: on how to report flooding; Met Office forecasts; grit bin locations; Highland traffic and travel @HChighlandroads; Corran Ferry @CorranFerry; Service Point closures; helping vulnerable neighbours and preparing for bad weather at home.

For Trunk Road operations follow Traffic Scotland @trafficscotland and their operators Bear North West (Scotland) @NWTrunkRoads on Twitter.

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