Snow update: March 24

By on 24/03/2013 in Winter Alerts

UPDATE 18:25

Gritters out to treat the Birmingham network from 6pm.

Crews will then treat the priority footways from 4.30am on Monday 25 March.

Light snow has continued to fall throughout the night. Met Office forecasts still indicate that the snow will become more patchy and that very cold and dry conditions will continue throughout today with bitterly cold winds and low temperatures extending into next week.

Met Office Warnings are still in place and may be extended during the day details at www.metoffice.gov.uk

Actions yesterday

Gritting operations and ploughing of the Priority Treated Network continued throughout the day until 16:00 when ploughing was scaled back as all roads were clear. Further gritting commenced with fresh crews at 18:00 in order to help prevent ice and snow formation overnight

Actions today

Further patrol gritting commenced this morning to widen running lanes where appropriate. This will continue until conditions dictate that this may cease. Footway treatments on Priority One footways continued overnight and this morning as necessary before daytime resources are redirected to Priority Two footways.

Public transport services appear to be operating normally http://www.help2travel.co.uk/mattisse/index.htm

No further update will be provided today unless there is significant additional information or the situation deteriorates.

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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  1. terence challenor says:

    you aint doing a very good job gritting the roads !!!!

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