Take Care On Roads
Alert issued on 18th January 2013
Difficult conditions on roads due to snow/ice - Please take care
Motorists making journeys are being urged to drive with caution – even if drivers believe roads have been treated by gritting teams – with conditions expected to remain difficult over the weekend due to freezing temperatures.
The County Council's gritting teams have been working on routes across Worcestershire around the clock since Thursday afternoon.
Today (Saturday) is expected to be drier, with the odd snow flurry but gauges will remain sub-zero.
All 1,233 County Council grit bins in Worcestershire have been re-filled since the new-year and people are encouraged to make use of them by using salt on the highways. To help residents pinpoint their nearest bin an interactive map is available at www.worcestershire.gov.uk/gritting, which allows users to search by postcode.
The dedicated section of the website also includes a map showing the designated routes, which are served by the 31 gritting vehicles, answers to FAQs, road safety advice and local radio station frequencies.
Over the previous seven days the crews would have covered the equivalent distance of travelling from County Hall, Worcester, to the North Pole and back.
The latest information on disruption to public transport and services, will be available on the County Council's website www.worcestershire.gov.uk
The County Council's Twitter account, www.twitter.com/worcscc, is also on 'Gritter Twitter' mode for a fourth year to keep people up to date with what the teams are doing when freezing weather bites.