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Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Snow update

There was more snow last night and more expected today along with freezing temperatures. Many residents contacted us when it snowed before Christmas to say that their streets were icy and causing lots of issues.

If this happens again - please contact us and we will forward this on to council officers so they know where the hot spots are that need clearing.

We've asked Cllr Alan Laing for an update on the Council's approach to clearing roads and gritting during the cold weather. He says:

First, we've received assurances that there is enough grit to see us through the worst of the weather over the next few days.

The approach the council takes is to grade roads into three categories. Category one and two roads are prioritised for gritting. These are the main roads, bus routes, town centre roads and those roads around hospitals.

This work can be slow but the council does try to do as many streets as possible, but the priority is to keep traffic and public transport moving. February last year showed what happened if the main roads weren't cleared often enough and didn't have enough vehicles on the road.

We do advise people to refer to the news and to heed the advice being given during this weather. Wrap up, take care and don't risk injuring yourself.

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