Improved fleets to hit roads
New equipment has been added to Scotland’s winter fleet as transport chiefs plan how to keep the country moving in the months ahead.
It comes following the Beast from the East earlier this year which saw hundreds of drivers stranded on the M80 overnight as a red weather warning for snow was in place.
A new electricpowered spreader will be deployed as a patrol vehicle on the M8 and a Hilltip icestriker from Finland will be trialled on the M80.
Transport Secretary Michael Matheson said: “We have looked to make improvements across the board, from equipment and treatments to information and advice for travellers.”