18/01/2013

Ceredigion Snow Report


Communities in inland Ceredigion and areas on high ground were worst hit by Friday’s snow, while coastal areas escaped quite lightly. 

Measures taken by the Council included:
  • 100 Council staff using 16 gritters and snow ploughs were out ensuring the road network remains open. 
  • 200 tons of salt were spread on the county’s roads
  • 33 schools in Ceredigion were closed whilst 27 remained open
  • Refuse collections were suspended for the day on Friday to allow the Council workforce to concentrate on keeping the roads open.
  • Meals on Wheels continued to be supplied, with the help of Council staff using 4x4 vehicles.
All A roads remain open although some require care. Four B roads in the middle and north of the county are closed at the time of writing.

Ellen ap Gwynn, Leader of Ceredigion County Council said:

“The Council’s labourforce has worked continuously from mid-day on Thursday to ensure that the county’s main road network remained passable and will continue to work throughout the night into Saturday morning to ensure that roads are open.

"The main problem encountered was drifting snow.  Most roads are now open and passable with care but high winds are still causing a problem with drifting.”

To be kept in touch with weather developments in Ceredigion, the following can be used:

Latest information on road closures etc is available on the Council website by clicking on the Winter Weather Update at the top of the main page:

Twitter Road alerts:
Cymraeg: @CSCeredigion
English: @CeredigionCC

Twitter Schools alerts:
Cymraeg: @RhYCeredigion
English: @CeredigionSA

Facebook School Alerts page:

Text alerts to mobile phones are also available via the website

Thanks to Hefin Williams for the snow angel in the photo

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