Gritter Route Map
Please note - weather stations are only operational between the months October and May.
If you require a road condition report, contact:
Roads Service - Telephone 01595 744866
(office hours, extended during bad snow conditions)
Priority 1 (Red): Principal roads linking major centres of population, major industrial sites and ferry terminals. Access routes to some schools and hospitals. Main through routes in Lerwick. These roads will be pre-salted when necessary.
Priority 2 (Yellow): Other principal roads not included above linking smaller centres of population to the M1 network. Major loop roads. Main town streets in Lerwick and Scalloway. Accesses to any schools not on Priority 1 routes. These roads will not be pre-salted.
Priority 3 (Blue): Side roads linking isolated communities to the M1, M2 and M3 network. Minor roads in housing schemes in Lerwick and Scalloway. Not normally to be treated for frost unless conditions are severe and persist for several days. Grit piles will be provided for road users to assist themselves. Snow clearance will be as for the Priority 2 roads.
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We have produced a Winter Driving Poster showing some known cold spots on the main roads in Central Shetland. These are lengths of road where ice often forms earlier than it does at other places. This poster is available in three different sizes for printing out either at A3, A2 or A1 standard paper sizes. Please feel free to print out copies for your own or your business/companies use.