Overnight driving warning

By on 15/12/2010 in Winter Alerts

Hazardous driving conditions are predicted tomorrow afternoon and early evening (Thursday 16th December 2010), due to freezing temperatures immediately following heavy rain.
Gritting operations are planned but given the exceptional circumstances there is the potential for ice, even on treated roads.

Drivers are advised to take extra precautions and ensure they are fully prepared before making a journey, consider staggering journeys or other means of travel. If possible only essential car journeys should be made during this period.

Met Office severe weather warnings: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/wm/wm_forecast_warnings.html

General Links

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

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

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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