Rutland County Council say the gritters are working on 160 miles of the county highways day and night in this bad weather. Also bin collections are not expected today in Rutland, they say leave your bin out and it will be collected when safe to do so, South Kesteven District Council are also not collecting in Stamford today due to the weather, in contrast SKDC say they’ll do the route again in 2 weeks time, so no need to leave your bin out today.
Rutland saw some very heavy snow overnight with drifts along a number of routes.
Roads were gritted twice last night and local farmers brought in to help clear accumulations in the early hours.
Gritters have been back out this morning to re-treat priority routes and assist stranded vehicles and will be working on secondary routes this afternoon.
Git bins can be used to treat local access points away from the main gritting routes. Please let us know if these need to be re-stocked at any point.
Footpaths and market places in Oakham and Uppingham were also treated and cleared this morning.
Due to weather conditions, it is not possible to safely carry out household waste or recycling collections today. We apologise to residents for any inconvenience and ask that any bins due to be collected are left out. Collections will be rescheduled as soon as possible.
A Yellow Weather Warning remains in place for the East Midlands with further snow showers forecast throughout the week and into the weekend. As always, the very latest forecasting information is available via the Met Office: www.metoffice.gov.uk
People are asked to continue to follow relevant public health advice on staying warm and well during severe cold weather and to check on any elderly or vulnerable neighbours: www.nhs.uk/Livewell/winterhealth/Pages/KeepWarmKeepWell.aspx
In light of some disruption on the roads this morning we would also remind people to take extra care when travelling.
Drivers are reminded that we cannot keep roads clear of snow and ice at all times and to drive carefully – particularly early in the morning when low temperatures and minimal traffic make salt less effective.
Further guidance on driving in snow can be found on the RAC website: www.rac.co.uk/drive/advice/winter-driving/driving-in-snow