Cold snap continues overnight

So far this winter, more than 5,200 treatments and 2,500 patrols have been carried-out. The Traffic Scotland service has also been working around the clock to provide road users with real time information to allow them to plan their journeys. Statistics suggest that there were more than 13 million hits on the Traffic Scotland website on Thursday.

Transport Minister Humza Yousaf was given an update on the conditions this afternoon and said:

“It has been an extremely busy week for the Winter maintenance teams and that is continuing tonight with around a hundred and seventy gritters out on the network.

“There is no doubt that we have seen some locally challenging conditions over the last few days but we have high levels of salt in stock and more gritters than ever before to spread salt and plough snow as conditions dictate.

“Once again, we would ask road users to drive to the conditions and to leave plenty of time for their journeys. The Traffic Scotland twitter feed and website has the reliable traffic and  travel information drivers need to make informed decisions and the advice, as always, is to plan ahead.”

Published 13 Jan 2017