Residents uirged to be careful on icy roads

With the current period of prolonged cold weather set to continue into next week, Telford & Wrekin Council is urging residents to take extra care on the icy roads.

Residents uirged to be careful on icy roads

Weather reports suggest that the local temperature could drop from tonight as low as minus eight degrees Celsius.

The Council, which is receiving salt deliveries throughout this week, will continue to grit all agreed road and pathway networks.

But it is warning that if temperatures drop significantly - to close to minus ten degrees - then the effect of salt on treated roads will be reduced.

Councillor Stephen Bentley, Cabinet Member for Environment, said: "We would advise people if weather conditions become difficult, or icy, to only travel if absolutely necessary.

"If people do need to travel, we would ask that people be extra careful and leave themselves longer stopping distances.

"We will continue to grit the roads but people still need to be careful if temperatures drop and to be extra careful on minor roads."

Telford & Wrekin Council's routinely grits:

  • All A and B roads Regular bus routes
  • Feeder roads to schools, roads linking a main salting route to a main school entrance
  • Access roads to transport interchanges
  • Main access roads on Halesfield, Stafford Park, and Hortonwood industrial estates
  • Access routes to some large villages
  • Adopted footpaths in Telford Town centre Footpaths serving the main shopping areas of Wellington, Dawley, Madeley, Newport, Ironbridge, and Oakengates.