News From Orkney Islands Council
A very quick update from our Roads team. As at 7:40am the road closure in between Hatston and Brig O’Waithe is still in place. (You can read more about that here in our news release issued last night >> https://www.orkney.gov.uk/…/Orkney-roads—evening…)
Other main routes are passable with care, however there are still narrow sections, and sections where snow is compacted and slippy.
The advice from our Roads team is still to avoid unnecessary travel – crews have been fully occupied keeping main Priority 1 roads open, so have not been able to carry out work Priority 2 and 3 routes overnight – so likelihood of encountering deep drifts on back roads still remains.
We’ll update further once daylight breaks properly and our gritters have been round more routes to assess.