Gritting alert – February 5

By on 05/02/2012 in Winter Alerts

Precautionary treatment of the Birmingham network once again from 20:00. Snowploughs will also be in operation. 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. dee says:

    I’m not sure where the Gritters worked yesterday, (Saturday). My family drove from West Bromwich to Selly Oak, through town centres and along bus routes. Not one of these roads had been gritted, it was chaos and a very long anxious journey home. We were not impressed with the service provided, especially as the snow was forecast almost to the hour!!

    • geoffc says:

      Dee
      The gritters were out three times in around 12 hours on Saturday. We put grit down before the snow and twice afterwards but of course grit cannot stop the snow from falling.

      On the whole we managed to keep the city moving but of course there will always be isolated incidents when you have significant snowfall in a short space of time.

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