Ready to keep Argyll moving in winter
ARGYLL and Bute council has revealed plans to keep the area moving throughout winter.
The council is preparing for the cold weather with 38 vehicles available around the clock and 15,000 tonnes of salt at the ready to tackle snow and ice.
Councillor Roddy McCuish said: ‘With our winter maintenance plan and a budget of £1.645 million, we’re ready to keep people on the move.
‘We will be pre-treating more than 30 priority routes when freezing conditions are forecast, which is more than 750 miles of road, further than the distance from Oban to Brussels.
‘The council is responsible for the vast majority of Argyll and Bute’s road network so it’s vital we’re prepared. Only the trunk roads – A82, A85, A828 and A83 – don’t fall to us, with Bear Scotland looking after them on behalf of Transport Scotland.
‘We will also treat footpaths when there is heavy snow or persistent freezing conditions where resources allow, with priority given to busy shopping areas.’
Argyll and Bute Council is preparing for winter.