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Further yellow weather warning issued with icy conditions set to continue

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Tuesday, Dec 12th, 2017.

Roads and pavements across Wrexham look set to remain icy for a bit longer, with the Met Office issuing another weather warning.

The yellow weather warning has been in force since 4pm this afternoon and will last until 11am on Wednesday morning.

Snow and ice remains an issue in parts of the county borough following the heavy snowfall over the weekend. Main roads across Wrexham have been gritted, however pavements and side roads / housing estates are still icy.

Rain is forecast in Wrexham on Wednesday afternoon, however temperatures will remain low, with highs of just 4C.

The Met Office Chief Forecaster’s assessment reads: “A band of rain with some snow (this mostly on hills) will reach western Scotland and Wales on Tuesday afternoon and move quickly eastwards across all parts through the evening and overnight.

“Whilst a brief spell of snow is likely, mostly on high ground in the north of the yellow area, the main hazard is likely to be icy surfaces where rain falls onto frozen ground.”

Earlier today Wrexham Council announced that 2,000 tonnes of salt has been put down on roads across the county borough since last week.

A statement released by Lead Member for Environment and Transport, Cllr David A Bithell, said: “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 five 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.”

*Pictured – the very icy pavement on Regent Street earlier this morning!

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