Roads chiefs have assured people that the route to the P&J Live mass vaccination centre is being treated as a priority.
The events complex at Bucksburn, just off the A96 Aberdeen to Inverness road, has been turned into a mass vaccination centre – with thousands of people receiving their Covid-19 immunisation there.
Aberdeen City Council is working to ensure the route remains accessible throughout the cold spell, and said that as a priority route it will be gritted between 4am-7am, and then throughout the day as required depending on the weather.
Primary routes make up around 50% of the road network around Aberdeen, and include the city’s major bus routes, links between the largest communities, and areas surrounding Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and fire stations.
We're going out gritting the primary routes again from 3.30pm due to the snow conditions and low temperatures. Find out more about where these routes are and how we prioritise roads and pavements for gritting at https://t.co/uQcOy8M7iU
Please take care ❄️ pic.twitter.com/nMTwkwBm6p
— Aberdeen City Council (@AberdeenCC) February 8, 2021
Meanwhile, Aberdeenshire Council has advised people to factor in more time if they are travelling from Upper Deeside to the vaccination centre in Banchory.
A 20mph speed limit has been introduced on the A93 between Aboyne and Kincardine O’Neil, which makes up part of the journey to the centre, due to the severity of the potholes there.
The local authority has said they hope to attend to the issues by the end of this week, but long delays are likely as the repairs are under way.
34 gritters plus 6 tractors will be out across trunk roads in the NE of #Scotland. An amber weather warning for #snow will be in place throughout tomorrow. Track the movement of our winter fleet via @trafficscotland's gritter tracker here: https://t.co/fODbaSRXOc #WilliamWallIce pic.twitter.com/1vffgjqH7s
— BEAR NE Trunk Roads (@NETrunkRoads) February 8, 2021
Under current Scottish Government coronavirus guidelines, people are being asked to only leave their home and travel if it is for an essential purpose.