Gritting alert – Jan 18

By on 18/01/2013 in Winter Alerts

UPDATE: 1.15pm:

  • We have teams out hand salting priority footways such as the city centre
  • Extra teams to help attend to incidents such as large accumulations of snow in side roads which need to be moved
  • Extra teams to refill grit bins

UPDATE 12.15pm: Snow clearing continues with continuous gritting and ploughing on all routes until further notice.

After gritting twice overnight, we’re out treating the roads once again.

Crews are also gritting the priority footways.

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

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

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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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