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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

County prepares for wintry weather


With weather warnings in place, Denbighshire County Council says it has plans in place to deal with snow and icy conditions.

If freezing temperatures are predicted, the council will be out and about treating main A and B class roads, as well as key routes between villages.

During each salting run, there are nine vehicles out and about  treating 570 km of roads.

The council’s gritting teams operate from depots at Bodelwyddan, Ruthin and Corwen and there is currently 3,600 tonnes of salt in place, with further stocks available from suppliers at short notice, if required.

The council also  has an arrangement in place with 25 local contractors to assist with the work of clearing minor routes countywide.

Councillor David Smith, Cabinet Lead Member for Environment, said: “The weather forecast seems to be changing virtually by the hour  and it is difficult to predict how much snow, if any we will experience in the county.

“However, we can assure residents that we have teams of staff on stand- by across the county and we are monitoring all the latest weather updates coming in.  We will take the necessary action to deal with the condition and to keep the roads as clear as possible.

“We would ask people to keep an eye on the weather forecasts online, social media, television and radio.”

In the event of any school closures, the council’s website: www.denbighshire.gov.uk and social media accounts will be updated.

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