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Heavy snow 'starting to affect' busy Highland trunk roads

By Philip Murray

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The A87 at Cluanie shortly before 12.15pm.
The A87 at Cluanie shortly before 12.15pm.

Heavy snow is starting to impact several Highland trunk roads, Traffic Scotland has revealed.

In a post this morning it warned that there has been "heavy snow on the north-west network today, especially the A87 Skye / Glen Shiel, A887, A830 and A9 north of Inverness".

Other posts also show lying snow on the A82 near Invergarry.

"Snowfalls are starting to affect the north-west of the country at the moment," said Traffic Scotland via its Twitter account.

"Bear Scotland are out in force with the gritters to try and keep the trunk roads clear and moving."

Traffic Scotland also warned motorists that the flow of traffic on the A87 between Loch Cluanie and Glen Shiel had also been "restricted" by a road traffic incident.

"Road users should approach with caution and expect delays," they added.

Bear Scotland's North-west Trunk Roads team earlier tweeted that "one of our gritter drivers came across motorists and offered assistance" in the Glen Shiel area. "All appeared OK and we continued along the route."

It is not clear if this incident and the one mentioned by Traffic Scotland were the same.

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