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Thursday, March 9, 2023

County council weather update

County Network Position and Weather Update; (Thursday 09 March 19:00hrs

Further heavy and significant snowfall is forecast through this evening and overnight, with no anticipated changes to the predicted accumulation levels already reported in the earlier update, although there is a possibility of increased accumulations at lower levels. In addition to the snow, icy conditions are also expected along with the potential for some freezing rain, leading to a risk of black ice and some potentially challenging conditions overnight and in the morning. The county road network continues to be largely passable with care. The Horseshoe Pass, Llangollen and Gwaenysgor Hill, Prestatyn are still currently closed.


DCC gritting teams will be working continuously through this evening and overnight to keep the primary network open and the teams will be salting all priority gritting routes. Agricultural snow plough contractors will also be deployed across the county again tomorrow, in order to assist our teams in dealing with the worst affected routes.


The weather on Friday is set to improve throughout the morning, with snow levels gradually decreasing but it will still remain very cold, and there will be only limited thawing and melting of any remaining lying snow. Friday night will again be a bitterly cold night, with temperatures expected to be well below freezing, and in some cases as low as between -6 to -8 Celsius across most parts of the county.


The Met Office amber warning is set to remain in force until 09:00 tomorrow, along with a wider yellow warning covering the whole of North and Mid Wales through until 14:00hrs tomorrow.


Looking ahead, a weather front is set introduce rain during the daytime on Saturday, although there is still the potential for this to turn to sleet/snow at for a time, before milder conditions set in. A further update will be provided tomorrow morning.


In the event of any emergency situation requiring an immediate response, contact should be made directly with Denbighshire Customer Services or via the Galw Gofal out of hours contact centre on 0300 123 3068.

Further updates will be provided if deemed necessary.

Please report any issues to our Customer Service Team between 8:30am – 5pm Monday to Friday, by:

1) email to

2) telephone 01824 706000

3) visit in person a One Stop Shop.

4) use an online web form, available on Denbighshire’s website:

In the event of any emergency situation requiring an immediate response, contact should be made directly via the out of hours contact centre between 5pm – 8:30am including weekends on 0300 123 3068.

Priffyrdd a Gwasanaethau Amgylcheddol

Highways and Environmental Services

Ffôn/Tel: 01824 706866

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