Ready for Winter 2019/20

We're working to keep Scotland's trunk roads moving this winter.

The trunk road network is monitored by Transport Scotland from the National Traffic Control Centre in South Queensferry where we run a 24/7 operation, liaising with partners including Police Scotland and the Met Office.

We continue to build on lessons learned from previous winters and make improvements to our trunk road services.


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Police Scotland travel advice 

Working in partnership with Police Scotland, we developed a severe weather information strategy to warn and inform road users when significant disruption to the road network is expected during extreme weather.

Advice is classed in three stages:

  • Travel with caution
    Police are advising conditions for road travel may be hazardous and drivers should exercise extra caution.
  • High risk of disruption for road journeys
    Police are advising there is a high risk of disruption for road journeys and drivers are likely to experience significant delays.
  • Avoid travel on the roads
    Police are advising drivers to avoid travel on the roads. Drivers who choose to drive should expect severe delays of several hours or more.

Read more about Police Scotland advice on their website or watch the video filmed at our 2018 winter service event. 

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