Snow response and warning (Dec 18)

By on 18/12/2010 in Winter Alerts



As the snow has subsided and temperatures remain low there is a risk of black ice and hoar-frost, so drivers are advised to take extra care.



After the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery closed  early this afternoon, the aim is to open as normal (12.30 – 5pm) tomorrow but this will be reviewed in the morning.  


After low footfall and a number of traders packing up early today, a decision has been taken to postpone the car boot sale on the Wholesale Market and not to open the rag and open markets tomorrow, largely due to health and safety reasons and the expected low footfall. The Indoor Market will be open as planned.


Ongoing, repeat treatments continued throughout the afternoon, and as traffic subsides ploughing will be carried out this evening.


All routes gritted again at 1530 with continuous ongoing treatments.

Dedicated team actively gritting city centre footpaths since lunchtime.

Traffic eased around city centre though still some hotspots at Belgrave Middleway, Holloway Circus and Paradise Circus.

Incident response vehicle sent to help with articulated lorry stuck on A456 at Quinton.

Most National Express buses into city centre cancelled.


All routes to be treated at 11:00 and the snow monitored for repeat treatments.

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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.

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  1. No Grit says:

    No grit on any roads in Birmingham. What a joke. Its good to know my council tax it being well spent!

    Well done Birmingham City Council!

    • DeborahH says:

      All routes were treated this morning (11:00) and this afternoon (15:30) with repeat treatments thoughout, and ploughing will be carried out as necessary this evening.