As expected, we had some light snow in Rutland yesterday evening and overnight. Priority routes were gritted at 4am and secondary routes are being treated this morning. We will also be retreating town centre footpaths and the market places today in light of the latest forecasts.
A Yellow Weather Warning for further snow and ice remains in place for our area throughout today and into Wednesday:
Between 00:05 Tue 27th and 23:55 Wed 28th
Snow showers or longer periods of snow are expected on Tuesday, accompanied by very low temperatures. This update removes much of southwest England, which now looks less likely to be affected. There is the potential for travel delays on roads, with some stranded vehicles and passengers, as well as delays or cancellations to rail and air travel.
The latest Met Office advice also makes reference to the possibility of power cuts. While we have not received any reports of power cuts locally please remember that the national 105 telephone helpline is free to use and provides emergency help and advice in the event of a power outage, regardless of your electricity supplier: www.powercut105.com
All the latest forecasting information can be viewed on the Met Office Website: www.metoffice.gov.uk
Based on current conditions, Public Health England advises people to dress warmly, wear shoes with good grip if heading outside and look out for vulnerable people. If able, clear your drive and pathways to prevent accidents and keep your home heated to at least 18C if you can.
Further public health advice about staying warm and well during winter weather is also available on the on the NHS Choices website: www.nhs.uk/Livewell/winterhealth/Pages/KeepWarmKeepWell.aspx
Once again, please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Mat Waik | Strategic Communications Advisor
Rutland County Council, Catmose, Oakham, Rutland. LE15 6HP
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