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Fresh landslide hits Loch Ness-side road, Highland Council warns


By Philip Murray

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General road closed signage. ..Picture: Daniel Forsyth..
General road closed signage. ..Picture: Daniel Forsyth..

A Loch Ness-side road has closed again after a further landslip on the route, Highland Council has warned.

Confirming the closure in its daily winter roads update on Thursday morning, the local authority advised drivers that a section of the B852 Dores to Foyers and Whitebridge road was shut.

It said: "B852 closed again due to further landslip, being attended to now."

It also confirmed the closure on its Twitter feed.

Meanwhile, elsewhere in the region the local authority was reporting "covering snow" on all routes in Caithness and Sutherland.

They were also warning of severe hoar frosts in many locations across the local authority area, and sub-zero temperatures.

The road update round-up, in order of update time, was as follows:

Ross and Cromarty East – 06:17 – A freezing morning with ice and lingering snow from yesterday. All routes are being treated.

Badenoch and Strathspey – 06:27 – Negative temperatures and a dusting of snow overnight. All routes being treated. Drivers advised there is a lot of black ice throughout the area, so travel with care. No known overnight issues.

Nairn – 06:28 – Negative temperatures across the network with black ice. All routes being treated and drivers advised to travel with care this morning. No known overnight issues.

Lochaber – 07:25 – Cold with road surface temperatures below zero on all routes this morning. Routes being treated on a priority basis. No issues reported overnight.

Skye and Rassay – 07:56 – Some hoar frost and icy patches this morning. Drivers reporting routes mostly dry. Treatments running by priority on all routes. Staying dry and cold over the next 24 hours. No overnight issues to report.

Wester Ross – 08:16 – Lingering snow. Sub-zero road surface temperatures and ice. All routes being treated. No known overnight issues.

Caithness – 08:19 – Covering snow on all routes. Hard packed in some areas, very low temperatures this morning. Main roads have had a double run, now treating other priorities and also footpaths. No issues reported.

Sutherland – 08:24 – All routes have had a covering of snow, anything from a dusting to 100mm on higher routes. Severe hoar frost with icy stretches. All routes currently being bladed / treated in order of priority. No known issues.

Inverness – 10:25 – Low road surface temperatures. All routes treated and footpaths too. B852 closed again due to further landslip, being attended to now. No other known issues.


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