Winter weather warnings

Council says snowploughs are at the ready

Wednesday, 28th January 2015, 2:17 pm

Pedestrians, motorists and the travelling public are being urged to allow extra time for journeys due to the forecasted cold conditions and snowfall.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council says it will be treating the roads and footpaths ahead of the anticipated snowfall which will be followed by ploughing and re-treatments as required.

Salt stocks at the council’s depots remain healthy and the council has been depositing and refilling salt piles at strategic locations, such as hilly areas.

During severe conditions, grounds maintenance staff will be diverted away from their normal operations to treat busy pedestrian areas and car parks.

Mike Featherby, head of streetscene services at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “The council is continuing with winter maintenance operations and will do so throughout the period of inclement weather.

“The council will continue to monitor weather conditions closely and conduct operations in accordance with its winter plan, additional staff and equipment is available on stand-by to support our residents.

“Motorists are advised to plan their journeys in advance, allow extra time for travel and to drive to the conditions.

“Forecasts, at present, indicate that this cold snap is likely to last well into next week.”