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Black bin collection catch up Saturday – 2,000 tonnes of salt used so far with 5,000 tonnes still in reserve

Wrexham Council has said 2,000 tonnes of salt has been put down with 5,000 tonnes left – with a catch up plan to deal with black bin collections in place.

A Statement from Cllr David A Bithell has been issued giving a detailed update to the Executive Board earlier today.

Cllr Bithell said: “Since Thursday evening last week our street scene team, gritting crews, supervisors, loaders and team leaders have been working continuously to maintain our priority 1 highway routes in difficult weather conditions. We have been experiencing blizzard conditions and heavy snow fall with extremely low temperatures, last night dropping to -10 in some areas. This has led to the postponement of Mondays recycling and refuse collections but I can confirm that we are doing our best to catch up with black bin collections only this Saturday. Normal collections have resumed today but I am sure you will agree that we will experience some difficulties where there are untreated side roads due to ice and accumulations of snow.

“Our staff in street scene were deployed yesterday to assist in snow clearing duties and our priority is to ensure that access to schools and main routes are open. I know that many schools have re-opened today with the help from parents and staff.”

“We have gritted continuously since mid morning on Thursday 7th December with our entire fleet of gritters, ploughs, tractors and loading shovels deployed. Over the last 5 days we have spread over 2000 tonnes of salt. Reducing our store to around 5000 tonnes. New deliveries to replenish stocks began yesterday and will continue throughout the rest of the week.

“As Lead Member and on behalf of the Executive Board I wish to place on record my personal thanks to all staff deployed for their dedication and commitment working all hours to maintain and support residents across the county during the recent adverse weather we have experienced. I am pleased to say that we are expecting the snow to thaw in the next few days.”

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