Gritting alert – February 9 (11am and 7pm)

By on 09/02/2012 in Winter Alerts

With the Met office forecasting snow this afternoon, we are gritting Birmingham’s roads from 11am. Please take extra care on the roads.

We’ve already gritted priority footways.

19:00 UPDATE Gritters going out for the second time today, following rain/sleet.

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

Winter driving tips – http://birminghamnewsroom.com/2012/02/winter-driving-tips/

The science of gritting - http://birminghamnewsroom.com/2012/02/a-brief-science-of-gritting-and-ploughing/

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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