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Two-metre snow drifts leave drivers in Highlands stranded on A835 between Garve and Braemore as BEAR Scotland crews work through night


By Hector MacKenzie

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A Traffic Scotland image of the road at Braemore, looking west, on Thursday evening. Picture: Traffic Scotland.
A Traffic Scotland image of the road at Braemore, looking west, on Thursday evening. Picture: Traffic Scotland.

BEAR Scotland says its teams have been "working tirelessly" overnight as winter weather conditions hit routes across the north of Scotland.

It said: "Our teams are presently dealing with two-metre deep drifting snow on the A835 between Garve and Braemore which has stranded a number of vehicles.

"The road is currently closed and teams are working closely with Police Scotland and other agencies to recover vehicles and ensure the safety of the people involved.

"Additional winter fleet has been mobilised and is making good progress in clearing the road although this is currently being hampered by high winds causing further drifting."

Real time journey information is available from Traffic Scotland on www.trafficscotland.org, twitter at @trafficscotland or the new mobile site my.trafficscotland.org.

BEAR Scotland manages and maintains the trunk roads in the NE, NW, SE of Scotland on behalf of Transport Scotland. www.transportscotland.gov.uk


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