Gritting alert – Feb 4 (Updated 7pm, 10pm and midnight)

By on 04/02/2012 in Winter Alerts

UPDATE: 22:00 Gritters going out for a third time. Please take extra care on the roads and only go out if absolutely necessary.

We will then treat city centre footways from 4am.

UPDATE: 19:00 Gritters going out for a second time to treat 1,200km of Birmingham roads. Please take extra care.

Precautionary treatment of the Birmingham network once again from 13:00. Snowfall is forecast for later this afternoon, so please take extra care on the roads.

Winter maintenance and gritting plans – http://birminghamnewsroom.com/?p=5746

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

Weather disruption round-up – http://weather-disruption.birmingham.gov.uk/

Regional Information

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

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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.

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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  1. Richard Walter says:

    It’s a bit late going out at 7pm!!! My car is stuck on the Hagley Road in Quinton. That is a major artery for god’s sake!!! Get your act together, we pay enough!

    • geoffc says:

      Richard
      Hope you got your car free.
      As the alert said, that was an update. We did not go out for the first time at 7pm.
      The gritting crews went out at 1pm. This is the second treatment of the day and there will probably be another in the early hours.
      We have treated the roads (1,200km) nine times in the last eight days.

  2. Mark says:

    I drove from the wokverhanpton rd junction of hagley rd to broad street about 7.30 Although there was snow on the road, the only issues i experienced were drivers who didnt have a clue how to drive in these conditions, either too fast, too slow and the worst who just abandon there vehicle in a careless position. I think the council have done an excellent job, its a shame some of the residents can not show the same level of responsibilty and think and plan more before going out.

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