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Friday, 6 February 2009

More snow today and some large drifts forming

There has been a fair bit of fresh snow today and this evening with some deep drifts forming on sheltered southerly and easterly aspects. Travel on foot is extremely difficult in the blizzards and bottomless thigh deep powder. By car it's very difficult too!!
If skiing or driving be very wary of what's actualy under the powder snow as many of the roadside fences, drainage ditches, streams and lochans are completely buried. BTW some cars and four-wheel drives have been driving and parking in very silly places at the side of the road... At Glenmore Loch Morlich is covered in fresh snow though the ice is likely very thin...!
There a very high Cat 4 avalanche risk at the moment. See http://www.sais.gov.uk/page_northern%20cairngorms.asp
For driving conditions see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Hi_ffqXB0c
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