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Traffic Scotland warns Highland motorists to take care amid heavy snow at Slochd on the A9


By Philip Murray

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A camera still at the Slochd a little earlier on Thursday morning. Picture: Traffic Scotland.
A camera still at the Slochd a little earlier on Thursday morning. Picture: Traffic Scotland.

Highland motorists have been urged to continue to take care after heavy snow in the Slochd area of the A9.

Traffic Scotland has asked drivers to “take care, drive to the conditions, and pack an emergency travel kit”.

Highland Council has said there are no reported problems on the local road network in Badenoch and Strathspey although there is a lot of water standing in some spots.

There is a lot of standing water in the car park at the Aviemore Retail Park nearest the stores particularly in front of Aldi.

Readers can visit Traffic Scotland's website to view live traffic cameras on key Highland routes.

Meanwhile, BBC Scotland weather presenter Judith Ralston has revealed that more than eight inches of snow fell at a Ross-shire loch during yesterday's Arctic blast.

Presenting last night's forecast she said that 22cm – or 8.5 inches – fell in the Loch Glascarnoch area on Wednesday.

The reservoir sits next to the vital A835 Ullapool-Dingwall trunk road, which was left in treacherous driving condition during the worst of yesterday’s snowfall.


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