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Technical Services Department

Winter Maintenance

Gritting Area Coverage in Western Isles North Lewis Uig and Bernera Harris North Uist and Berneray South Uist (North) Barra Stornoway North Lochs and Point North Uist

Priorities

Winter Road Maintenance Priorities
Priority Target Completion Time
P1 7.30 am
P2 8.30 am
P3 9.30 am
P4 routes to be gritted only in persistent icy conditions following completion of higher priority routes
P5 routes to be gritted only on the Duty Officer's request

Snow Clearance and Gritting Schedules

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar as Roads Authority for the Western Isles endeavour to maintain the public road network in a condition that allows safe movement of traffic in winter conditions.

The Comhairle has over the years developed a
Winter Maintenance Policy to enable them to manage how the service is delivered.

The policy details road priorities and target times for gritting. It should be noted that in the event of adverse conditions treatment may be delayed. Remember roads may not be free of ice or snow even after treatment.

IF YOU WISH TO SEE THE DETAIL OF ROADS IN YOUR AREA CLICK ON THE MAP IN YOUR AREA.

Lot 1 – North Lewis to include Stornoway to Port of Ness and Stornoway to Tolsta.
Lot 2 – West Lewis and Uig including Bernera
Lot 3 – Stornoway and Point
Lot 4 – South Lewis to include North and South Lochs<
Lot 5 – Harris to include all roads south of Balallan
Lot 6 – North Uist to include Berneray
Lot 7 – South Uist to include Benbecula and Eriskay
Lot 8 – Barra and Vatersay

Winter Travel Advice

Road Cameras

As part of their winter operations the Comhairle maintain cameras on the Clisham near Maaruig road end and on the Barvas road.
[ Latest Clisham Camera Pictures ]
[ Latest Barvas Camera Pictures ]

The camera images are updated every 10 minutes.

Drivers should be aware the camera does not provide information about the state of the road surface and ice could be present.

 

(The information provided here is intended to be a useful information source for all road users.
The road data and the live eye view from road side cameras should be used in conjunction with advice
from Traffic Scotland and the police before deciding to travel.)