Nor is the A9 (even 'usually') 'the first road in Scotland to block'. That handicap, most Scots would agree, is a three- road-race between The Lecht (A939, Cockbridge to Tomintoul); the Cabrach (A941, Rhynie to Dufftown); and Cairn o' Mount (B974, Brechin to Banchory), with the smart money going on The Lecht. Under normal winter conditions, I wouldn't expect Drumochter to come higher than fifth.
R T Bridges
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