Uppingham Town Council

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Adverse Weather Update from Rutland County Council

The Council is preparing for the bout of cold weather that is expected to affect the UK in the coming weeks.

Forecasts predict that the weather will turn much colder from Monday 26 February with increased risk of ice, frost and snow showers across central and eastern parts of the country.

It is predicted that temperatures will remain low with a further risk of snow throughout the early part of March. You can view and monitor these long-term forecasts on the Met Office website: www.metoffice.gov.uk

We already have measures in place to monitor and respond to cold weather events as part of our annual winter maintenance programme and would encourage others to be prepared in light of the latest forecasts for our area.

In addition to treating designated priority routes around the county, we will also grit the main footpaths in Uppingham and Oakham town centres if snow is forecast and have learned from the Christmas period.

If you've not done so already, please check the amount of salt currently available in your grit bins and contact: highways@rutland.gov.uk if these need to be restocked.

Further information about winter maintenance in Rutland, including details of the county's priority gritting routes, can be found online at: www.rutland.gov.uk/gritting

We publish winter safety advice with links to other sources of useful information at: www.rutland.gov.uk/winter

Posted: Fri, 23 Feb 2018 10:06 by The Clerk

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