You can get live information about road conditions from Traffic Scotland's website.
Get more information about staying safe when travelling in bad weather.
Clearing snow and ice
Some local roads are cleared of snow and ice by your local council in line with the priorities of their winter road maintenance plans.
They may also clear pavements and footpaths. If they do not do this, you may need to do it yourself. There's information about how to clear pavements and footpath safely on GOV.UK.
Black ice on roads and pavements
If you can, avoid journeys when the roads are icy.
If you must travel, read Police Scotland's advice about driving safely in winter.
You can apply salt or grit to pavements outside your home or business to reduce black ice.
Grit bins are maintained by your council and are for residents or any road user.
Contact your local council with details of the grit bin location if it needs to be topped up.
Damage to your home
Scottish water offers advice on what to do if a pipe freezes.
You can also call a registered plumber.
Find out how to protect your pipes in winter.
Scottish Water offers advice on what to do in a pipe bursts in your home.
Falling ice and snow
Snow and ice can fall suddenly and cause damage to your property or vehicle. Contact your insurer if any damage has been caused.
Loss of utilities
Winter weather can lead to some households losing their supply of electricity, water or gas (known as 'utilities').
There's more information on what to do if you lose electricity, gas or water.
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Find out more about preparing for flooding and what to do if flooding happens on the Scottish Environment Protection Agency's website.
If you're unwell during the winter, contact your local GP or call NHS24 on 111.
You can also visit the NHS 24 website for help on common winter illnesses.
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