The Met Office currently has a yellow weather warning in place from 5am this morning (12 February) until 12 noon.
A pre-treatment of carriageway Priority 1 routes was carried out at 6pm yesterday evening in anticipation of the forecasted ice and snow. Conditions were then monitored and a pre-determined action for gritters to treat their Priority 1 routes started at 5am. However, this morning’s snowfall has been more prolonged than was forecast and treatment of Priority 1 routes is continuing, and will continue throughout this morning in recognition of the Met Office weather yellow warning. As and when Priority 1 routes are cleared of snow and ice, consideration will be given to treatment of lower priority routes, however, with further snowfall expected, lower priority routes may receive no treatment today.
Footpath treatment has been underway since 5am and is continuing this morning. As with carriageways, the clearance of snow from Priority 1 routes is our main focus.
Grit bin filling work will be undertaken during today by Grounds Maintenance teams.
Showers of hail and snow are expected through Monday morning. The showers will be heaviest and most frequent across western and northern Scotland where 2-5 cm of snow is likely to accumulate relatively widely, with some areas, particularly above 150 m, possibly seeing 6-10 cm of snow. Elsewhere snow at low levels will be more temporary, with accumulations of 2 to 5 cm likely above 150 m. Strong winds will lead to drifting of snow, with temporary blizzard conditions over higher routes. The showers will gradually become less frequent and heavy from the south through Monday morning.
A separate update on bin collection will be issued by the Waste Team later today.