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Technical Services Department

Winter Maintenance

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

Priorities

Winter Road Maintenance Priorities
Priority Target Completion Time
P1 7.30 am
P2 8.30 am
P3 9.30 am
P4 10.30am
P5 On 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.

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.)

 

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