View Full Version : Police warning-"Don't travel"

08-Dec-11, 18:27
If you must...prepare for your trip

It is anticipated that high winds will bring widespread icy conditions and snow on all roads in the region from about 7pm onwards this evening. Motorists are asked to consider if their journey is necessary and make alternative arrangements where possible.
If journeys are essential motorists are reminded to plan their routes accordingly and allow plenty of time. Motorists should also be prepared for the worst by taking blankets, extra clothing, a shovel, food and drinks, and making sure mobile phones are fully charged and contact numbers are up to date.
Regular roads reports will continue to be issued by police and the public are advised to listen to local radio or check with Traffic Scotland for the latest updates on road conditions.
Anyone looking for further roads/weather information and advice is asked to use the following sources of information:
1. Traffic Scotland Helpline: 0800 028 1414
2. Traffic Scotland Website:- www.trafficscotland.org (http://www.trafficscotland.org)
For trunk roads A95 and A96 contact BEAR Scotland on 0800 587 1107.
For all other trunk routes (A9, A82, A86, A87, A99 (Latheron to Wick), A828, A830, A835, A887 and A889) contact Scotland Transerv on 0800 028 1414.
3. Local radio broadcasts (which are updated regularly by Police)

4. Northern Constabulary Website Severe Weather section http://www.northern.police.uk
www.twitter.com/NorthernPolice (http://www.twitter.com/NorthernPolice)
5. Local authority websites for school closures and local information
www.highland.gov.uk/winterwatch (http://www.highland.gov.uk/winterwatch)
6. Met Office - http://www.metoffice.gov.uk
Follow HISCG on Twitter www.twitter.com/handiprepared (http://www.twitter.com/handiprepared)
HISCG Website www.handiprepared.gov.uk (http://www.handiprepared.gov.uk)