Weather affects NE roads

BEAR Scotland has been dealing with heavy snow showers which have affected trunk roads across the North-east and North-west of Scotland in recent days.

A spokesperson for BEAR Scotland said: “Last night all routes were treated and patrolled by teams throughout the night, and today up to 80 spreaders with snow ploughs have been deployed from depots throughout the North West and North East to treat and monitor all trunk road routes.

“Our specially trained winter team will work around the clock during this challenging period supported by our 24 hour control room, which monitors road conditions via weather stations and cameras. This means that resources are deployed where they are most needed.”

Snow showers are anticipated to continue into Thursday, January 15, when high winds are also forecast.

BEAR Scotland’s winter team will continue to undertake precautionary treatments of the roads as well as patrolling and treating as conditions dictate.

In winter weather it is advised to only travel when necessary and allow more time for your journey. When driving slow down and leave increased space between you and the vehicle in front.

Real time traffic information is available at: www.trafficscotland.org

For details about driving in winter visit: www.transportscotland.gov.uk/road/driving-bad-weather