Council ‘working around the clock’ after weekend snowfall

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Snow ps1303-14b'Snow Bridlington Pictured by Pam Stanforth ps1303-14b

EAST Riding of Yorkshire Council is continuing to operate around the clock to keep the East Riding moving following snowfall over the weekend and similar conditions forecast for today.

The council treated the precautionary network again last night (Sunday January 20) and has been ploughing the main roads, with the assistance of several contractors.

Scouts are continuing to monitor conditions on roads on higher ground, but no reports have been received of road closures.

Up to 4cm of snow could fall over the course of the day and drifting could cause hazardous driving conditions when the wind picks up.

Nigel Leighton, director of environment and neighbourhood services at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “Our staff are continuing to work 24/7 during the present period of winter weather and, as well as gritting operations, are clearing snow from car parks and high pedestrian areas and refilling salt bins for use by residents.

“At present, the council is continuing waste collection operations, as normal, and is continuing to work with town and parish councils to support residents locally.

“The council advises motorists to only make essential journeys, drive to the conditions, allow extra time for journeys and stay to the treated network, wherever possible.

“During this spell of winter weather, the council asks that residents ensure family, friends and neighbours, particularly older and more vulnerable people, stay safe and warm and have necessary provisions.”

For further information about severe weather visit the severe weather advice and guidance page on the council’s website or follow @ER_roads on Twitter.