Winter roads update

Action Plan for 24hrs from 12:00 Tuesday 18th February

Today will have sunny intervals and showers, some heavy with the risk of hail and a rumble of thunder.

The showers will also be wintry on high ground. Windy once again, with a strong south-westerly

Tonight will have scattered showers and these will again be wintry on high ground. The wind will be a fresh to strong westerly.

Tomorrow will start off largely dry but cloud and heavy rain will spread from the south-west during the day, falling as snow across the hills for a time.

Road conditions:

Showers today will be wintry on high ground - these may cause RSTs to be erratic but no significant accumulations are expected.

Tonight will see the showers be wintry on high ground with the chance of accumulations above 200-300metres, with hail possible as low as 100metres.

RSTs will drop below zero.      Confidence is low on the number of showers and how wintry they will be.


TREATMENT PLAN - Limited to "at risk" high level areas only.

16:00hrs Tue  - Cowal High level Routes  , A815,B839,B828 / B836,A886 / A8003

03:00hrs Wed  - A819 Dalmally -Inveraray ( early start)  , contiue to patrol to 07:00hrs - risk of freezing rain

05:00hrs Wed - Other Priority 1 routes ( as policy) Lorn W , Mid-Argyll , Cowal and Lomond

06:00hrs Wed - B845 Lorn East P2 , (as policy)