Streetscene and Transportation are make preparations to grit the highway network throughout the night, and into tomorrow, dependant on snowfall. However, due to freezing temperatures it is likely that our gritters will be operating 24/7 for the next few days.
Please note that the Met Office have issued a Yellow Warning of Snow & Ice, valid between 00:05 and 23:55 on Tuesday 27th February, and Between 12:00 and 23:55 on Thursday 1st March.
Further information and updates can be found at – https://www.metoffice.gov.uk
Our weather forecast provider suggests;
Today will be cold with a good deal of cloud around and the risk of a few snow showers pushing in from the east. However, there could be some sunny spells at times too.
Staying very cold tonight with clear spells, but also a few snow showers continuing to push in from the east. More frequent and prolonged snow showers are likely towards the end of the night. Tuesday will be a cold day with the snow showers or longer spells of snow continuing. These are likely to be frequent, heavy and prolonged through most of the day.
2 to 5 day forecast
On Wednesday, bitterly cold easterly winds will bring in snow showers. Remaining very cold on Thursday with a risk of the snow showers merging to give longer periods of snow. Overnight and through Friday there is the potential for the snow to become persistent and locally heavy bringing the risk of significant accumulations quite widely.
An email has been sent to all school transport operators providing the details above, so that they can make a decision on the delivery of transport services in line with contracts and policy. The Integrated Transportation Unit will update any schools of any interruption of the provision of transport as operators make us aware.
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