A92 winter works

Winter maintenance under way.
Winter maintenance under way.

Motorists using the A92 between Arbroath and Dundee are being advised that BEAR Scotland’s winter maintenance is now underway.

BEAR Scotland’s experienced winter maintenance team will work around the clock to analyse detailed forecasts and actual weather information from roadside weather sensors to ensure that treatment is carried out at the most appropriate times.

Precautionary salting will be carried out in advance of freezing conditions to prevent ice forming on the road surface. Resources will be available around-the-clock to provide this service and each treatment will be completed within a maximum of two hours from start to finish.

Weather conditions can change suddenly and where unexpected conditions arise, reactive salt treatments will take place within one hour.

During snow or freezing rain, resources will be deployed continuously until the road is clear and the weather abates.

Precautionary salting and snow clearing will be carried between the following times during the winter maintenance period: Mondays to Saturdays - 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sundays, as well as December 25, 26, and January 1, 2, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Drivers are urged to give consideration to road surface conditions when planning journeys during periods of adverse winter weather.

Bob Ogg, BEAR Scotland’s winter manager for the A92, said: “Weather conditions during the winter months can change suddenly and provide many challenges for the travelling public. We place a real emphasis on prevention at BEAR Scotland and our winter maintenance team work around the clock to ensure surfaces are treated before the worst of the weather hits. During snow or freezing rain, our resources will be deployed continuously until the road is clear. However, motorists must also play their part by being fully prepared for winter. This includes ensuring their vehicle is well maintained, that they pay close attention to local and national media and information websites to help plan journeys during inclement weather, and that they carry equipment to help themselves should conditions deteriorate.”

To contact BEAR Scotland about issues on the A92 call 0800 028 9843.