Contingency plans in place

Snow plough in operation at Currie - Hermiston Road'Snow in Edinburgh
Snow plough in operation at Currie - Hermiston Road'Snow in Edinburgh

Angus Council is taking steps to ensure that main roads in the county continue to be treated during this prolonged cold snap.

Whilst the authority’s main winter maintenance programme officially ended on Thursday (March 28), the weather forecast is of further low temperatures and a risk of snow.

As a result Angus Council has put contingency plans in place, obtaining the necessary salt stocks, and staff, for deployment on priority routes.

The council’s roads spokesperson Councillor Mairi Evans said: “Angus Council has made additional resources available to tackle the severe weather conditions which have hit the county this winter.

“In normal conditions we would now be looking forward to coming to the end of our winter maintenance period, but this year warmer weather still seems some way off.

“Given that the cold snap is set to continue, we want to reassure Angus residents that we are taking measures to ensure that the county’s priority road and footpath routes will continue to receive treatment.

“Angus Council is also speaking to local farmers who have provided such fantastic support to keep our rural and highest routes moving, even though this has been a monumental effort recently.

“In the meantime, I would urge all drivers and pedestrians to take care when out and about if the weather once again takes a turn for the worst.”

Further details on gritting routes are available at

Grit bins are available for residents to use on public pavements and roads outside their homes.

To have a grit bin topped up call ACCESSLine on 08452 777 778.

The main problems this winter have been with strong winds blowing snow into drifts, usually on minor or higher roads.