Severe weather operations update

Published: Monday, 11th December 2017

Following extensive work yesterday, in response to the continuing snow and ice we recommenced gritting operations at 3.00 am this morning and will continue throughout the day.

This includes routes which carry large volumes of traffic, bus routes, hospitals and fire stations.  We have ensured that the Park and Ride sites and city car parks are open.  Resources are focussing on clearing footpaths and shop fronts.  We are aware that a small number of trees have come down due to the weight of snow and these are being tackled.  We have increased the emergency response team resources so that we can deal with any additional heating related issues in Council dwellings.

The focus now is to ensure that the waste and recycling collection routes for Tuesday and Wednesday are gritted and at this stage we expect a normal service to run.

Generally all services are running except where the snow and ice prevents this (for example, street cleansing) in which case we are using the resources to assist with clearance work.

Further updates will follow.

For more information contact customer services