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Heavy snow affects roads across Lochaber

Posted on Tuesday, 06 December 2011 05:15AM by Judy and the Peak District Online Team
HEAVY snow has affected roads across Lochaber though Northern Constabulary say all routes in the area are open and passable with care.

The A82 between Glencoe, Fort William and Spean Bridge and the A830 Fort William to Mallaig road have been particulary affected by the snow.

Highland Council confirmed that all secondary and primary schools in the Lochaber area were open.

In a Monday morning update, Police said up to three inches of snow had fallen and was lying on the surface of the A82 between Fort William and Spean Bridge.

South of Fort William to Glencoe, almost two inches of snow was lying and still falling.

The A86 Spean Bridge to Laggan road has also been affected and drivers have been reminded that this route remains limited to a single carriageway at Laggan due to flood damage.

Further snow and low temperatures are forecast for the remainder of the day and overnight.

A Northern Constabulary spokesman said: "If travelling, drivers are advised to ensure that both they and their vehicle are suitably equipped and prepared for changeable wintry weather, to exercise caution and drive according to the prevailing weather and road conditions."

Up to date information on the condition of roads throughout the Highlands and the rest of Scotland can be obtained from the Traffic Scotland helpline on 0800 028 1414 or website www.trafficscotland.org

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