Gritting alert – Jan 25

UPDATE (12.50am): Gritting again from 3am after rain.

UPDATE (1.25pm): We’re gritting again from 6.30pm and will then monitor conditions through the night.

Priority footways will be treated from 4.30pm.

11am: With the potential for more snow later today, the Birmingham gritters will treat the roads once again from 12 noon. We’ll then continue to monitor conditions.

It looks like another cold one so if you’re planning to go out, please take extra care.

Winter maintenance and FAQs – http://birminghamnewsroom.com/2013/01/gritting-and-winter-maintenance-qa/

Winter weather travel tips – http://birminghamnewsroom.com/?p=14233

School closures

Details of any school closures can be found here: http://disruption.birmingham.gov.uk/category/school-closures/

Regional Gritting Information #wmgrit

The panel below brings together gritting alerts from local authorities across the West Midlands. You can also get this information via the following RSS feed: http://rss.coveritlive.com/rss.php?altcast_code=f0c64fbec0

Local volunteers from the Open Street Map project have kindly mapped gritting routes onto their map. While we can accept no liability for any errors, we’re very grateful to them for their contribution.

You can view the gritting map by visiting: http://mappa-mercia.org/gritting-map.shtml

Weather Updates

BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/forecast/2102

Met Office: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/wm/wm_forecast_weather.html

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