Published: 21/09/2017 13:31 - Updated: 21/09/2017 15:53

Gritter called out to spray sand on slippery road

Written byDonna MacAllister


Gritter on the road spraying sand.

A COUNCIL gritter has been called into action to clean up a one-mile oil spill on the A939 Nairn-Grantown road.   

A police warning was issued at 11am this morning after the spill was discovered just beyond the Highland Council recycling centre, heading towards Grantown.

As a result, Highland Council's roads maintenance department sent out gritters usually reserved for snow and ice to spread sand on the slippery road.

A council spokeswoman said: "Washing it off is not the recommended way of dealing with oil spills – especially in the wet weather.

"Putting sand on the spill and putting up warning signs is the best method in such conditions."




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