08/01/2010

Ceredigion gritting update

The latest situation in Ceredigion as received at 10.48 tonight:

Salt Stocks - 700 tonnes
Salt received today - 100 tonnes from Salt Union
Salt and Grit spread in the past 24 hrs – approx 240 tonnes.

Primary routes: 2 salt runs carried out county wide. Secondary routes: Gritting of some secondary routes to all the main towns and a main route in the main County settlements where possible. This will continue over the weekend.

Grit bins are being replenished as access to them and supplies allow; especially as the crews move into the secondary areas.

Roads: All primary routes open. Police have requested closure of Clarach to Borth (salted but still treacherous), Buarth Area Aberystwyth (salted but still treacherous), Some estate roads in Penparcau

Cwm Ystwyth loop and Ystumtuen passable with 4X4

Some pavements have been cleared/gritted throughout the County during the day.

The highways department deployed 172 workers during past 24 hours using 50 vehicles.

The highways department is still assisting with Meals on Wheels and assistance now being given to providing transport for Social Service carers.
The department is also now responding to boiler failures and burst pipes.

Thanks to Ray Quant for the information

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