Denbighshire County Council continues to monitor the weather position as Storm Eunice is predicted to bring extremely strong winds to the region during the remainder of today (Friday)
A number of Council services have decided to change their arrangements, due to the strong winds forecast.
Libraries and One Stop Shop (County Hall):
In the interest of the safety of staff and visitors, it has been decided that all of Denbighshire’s libraries will remain closed on Friday.
The One Stop Shop at County Hall will also be closed on Thursday.
Waste and recycling:
The garden waste recycling service will not operate on Friday, due to the temporary closure of the composing site where we deliver most of the garden waste we collect. This is down to the strong winds expected with Storm Eunice. We’re asking garden waste customers NOT to put out their bin and present it on their next scheduled collection day in two weeks time.
However, the other waste and recycling services are due to take place as usual today.
Most public transport (bus) services are running as normal at the moment, but operators will make a decision if the weather situation deteriorates.
The T3 service (Barmouth –Wrexham via Corwen and Llangollen is not operating this morning, but may return this afternoon.
Severe Weather Emergency Protocol
This protocol was initiated yesterday. It aims to prevent rough sleeping during extreme weather and provides emergency accommodation for rough sleepers.
This is additional targeted support to the ongoing work of our Homelessness Prevention Team.
No issues have been reported overnight.
Other developments include:
- Central car park in Rhyl has closed for the day.
- Rhyl TIC is closed for the day.
- The Nova Centre is closed for the day.
- Coastal public conveniences have closed.
Councillor Brian Jones, Cabinet Lead Member for Highways, Waste and the Environment, said: “Our teams have been working hard to minimise the risk of disruption to residents and we’re in regular contact with the emergency services and Natural Resources Wales to gather as much information as we can to track the storm and its effects.
“The warnings state that Eunice is a severe storm and we want people to be as prepared as possible for its impacts. The main impact in Denbighshire is expected to be the wind and there are calls for people should stay away from coastal promenades during the storm, for their own safety.
“We are monitoring the position hour by hour and we have teams on stand-by to deal with any issues caused by the storm and to try and keep our roads clear from debris, fallen trees and branches”.
The Council is urging residents to continue to monitor the weather forecasts and updates in the media and on social media for any storm related advice and information. The Council will publish updates on the impact of the storm on its website: www.denbighshire.gov.uk and on its Facebook and Twitter accounts.