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Widespread frost and ice across Badenoch and Strathspey


By Gregor White

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Council teams are continuing to treat roads as wintry conditions continue.
Council teams are continuing to treat roads as wintry conditions continue.

The UK Met Office currently has a yellow warning for snow and ice across large parts of the Highlands for today and tomorrow.

Highland Counc's latets winter road condition report for Badenoch and Strathspey details widespread frost and ice in the area, with roads being treated "as necessary".

Condition updates for other areas across the Highland are as follows:

Lochaber

Posted at 8.39am. No problems reported overnight, some icy patches, treatment on other routes being carried out.

Skye and Raasay

Posted at 8.31am. No problems reported on the primary routes. Some icy patches on the secondary and other routes. Routes being treated in priority order.

Ross & Cromarty East

Posted at 8.30am. All routes being checked and treated this morning. Main routes with odd icy patches and light sparkle. Secondary routes and others still reporting frozen snow and heavy frost. All being treated with grit and addressing water run off where necessary.

Caithness

Posted at 8.19am. East coast routes just slight sparkle on them, inland routes black ice and sparkling roads. All routes being treated by priority. No issues reported.

Inverness

Posted at 8.17am. Frozen snow and ice on roads this morning, treating all routes and footpaths according to policy.

Sutherland

Posted at 8.15am. Damp roads with icy stretches, remains of frozen slush and snow on higher routes. All routes currently being treated. No known problems.

Nairn

Posted at 6.35am. Damp roads with icy patches and frozen snow - roads being treated as necessary

A Highland Council spokesperson said: "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.

"It is not intended to imply that any individual route is entirely snow and ice free and drivers must be aware that conditions can change rapidly and make their own assessment of conditions for travelling."

Maps of the council’s gritting routes by priority and policy are available here

Details of further warnings and advice are available at https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/


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