Weather conditions close roads across the Highlands

Numerous roads closed across the Highlands due to on-going weather conditions.

Numerous roads closed across the Highlands due to on-going weather conditions.

Caithness and North Sutherland

The A836 Lairg to Tongue road is still closed as both ploughs needing to sort out laybys on their return journey. There is still up to 3-4 feet of drifting snow on parts of the route.

Other North routes have lying snow on high parts with slushy conditions on lower routes. No other problems reported and treatment is on-going by priority.

Caithness is staying mild and the only action required is on slushy high roads.


South Sutherland

The B9176 Struie Hill Road snow gates are still closed.

The A836 Dalchork Junction – Tongue road is also still closed until the plough’s manage to clear all the snow drifts.

Most routes are affected by snow cover on higher sections. All are being patrolled and treated as necessary in order of priority.


Ross and Cromarty

Lingering soft wet snow from the previous night is affecting stretches on most routes but not causing any problem.

The Bealach road closed on the previous night due to high winds and drifting snow is expected to be re-opened later today.

Roads in Ward 7 around the Fearn area are affected by flooding. The Fearn to Balintore road was closed through the night and drainage work is being carried out this morning.

The B9176 Struie Road at Ardross Bridge is currently closed due to a landslide. A diversion is in place via Alness.


Badenoch and Strathspey

There is 1 to 2 centimetres of snow and frosty patches across all roads so treatment is being carried out as necessary. Fog laying across the area.



The B9007 Ferness to Duthil road has a dusting of snow and a slight sparkle so has been treated with salt as necessary.



Roads in the main damp three routes have been treated. The rest of the Primary and secondary routes are reported clear.