Published: 02/03/2018 10:57 - Updated: 02/03/2018 11:00

Roads update from the Highland Council

 

Snow is affecting most roads
Snow is affecting most roads
 

 

Caithness and North Sutherland: The A897 is closed between Melvich and Kinbrace, the A836 closed between Tongue and Lairg, and the B873 between Syre and Altnaharra is closed due to a vehicle off the road. All other routes in the area are passable with routes further west clear of snow. Operations to clear routes are on going.

South Sutherland: The A836 Lairg- Tongue, A837 Rosehall- Ledmore, A897 Helmsadale - Kinbrace, B9176 Struie hill are all closed and expected to remain closed all day. All other routes have drifting snow which is blowing in the whole time behind the gritter vehicles.

Ross and Cromarty: The A835 Ullapool to Ledmore and C1047 Drumrunie to Achiltibuie roads are still closed and are likely to remain closed for some time as continuing  drifting snow and winds are hampering efforts to reopen them. Other roads around this area are also affected by drifts and work being undertaken to try and clear where possible. Crews are encountering snow showers, drifts and high winds. The remaining West routes are mainly dry with some snow particularly on A832 Gairloch to Braemore Junction routes which are being patrolled and actioned as required.

In East Ross routes are affected by fresh snow. Routes in the Alness area are being bladed and treated as necessary. Routes north of Alness heading towards the Tain area are affected by drifting snow so additional resources are being diverted to try and open the main arteries. The areas worst affected are round Portmahomack and Tarell on the B9165, and C1209.

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