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Icy conditions continue in Gloucestershire
ALTHOUGH no more significant snow is expected over the next few days, motorists are being warned driving conditions could still be dangerous.
All routes are now passable, but care is still needed, particularly on higher ground or steep hills due to slush and blowing snow.
With the Met Office predicting temperatures will not climb much above freezing this week, highways teams have been out spot salting today and a full gritting run on key routes is planned for 3am tomorrow. However, the local conditions will be monitored closely and further action will be taken, if necessary.
With icy pavements as well as roads, residents are urged to take extra care when travelling. Grit bins are provided in rural or problem areas, like steep hills or bends, for local people to treat the roads and pavements themselves – this salt is for highways and not for private use.
John Kay, Area Highways Manager, said: “All drivers, wherever they are in the county, need to proceed with caution on all routes even those on the key routes that appear to be are clear of ice and snow.
“We will continue to treat major roads across Gloucestershire and will be keeping a close eye on the weather so that we’re ready to respond if the weather worsens again.”
Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue crews are still on standby with their 4x4 emergency response vehicles, ready to react.
Follow @GlosHighways, @GlosCC, @GlosFire and @Glos_Police on Twitter for updates.
Tips on driving in icy conditions and keeping you and your neighbours warm and well during the wintry period can be found at gloucestershire.gov.uk/winter.
Traffic information can also be found on the Highways Agency website highways.gov.uk/traffic-information/.
For the latest Met Office updates, visit metoffice.gov.uk.