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Over 250 tonnes of grit put onto Wrexham’s roads with further weather warning for ice issued

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Monday, Dec 11th, 2017.

A further weather warning has been issued for the Wrexham area with icy conditions expected to continue into tomorrow.

Snow remains across large parts of Wrexham, with roads and pavements turning icy due to the rather chilly temperatures in the early hours of this morning.

Today a fresh weather warning has been issued by the Met Office, with icy conditions expected to continue into tomorrow morning.

The yellow weather warning is in place from 4pm this afternoon until 11am on Tuesday, with temperatures expected to drop to minus figures again overnight, with -3C forecast for 7am tomorrow.

A statement released by the Met Office says: “Ice is expected to form on some surfaces from late Monday afternoon and last overnight into Tuesday morning.

“There will probably be icy stretches on untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths with some injuries possible from slips and falls.”

Gritting of roads across Wrexham is continuing this afternoon, with more than 250 tonnes of grit put onto local roads since the early hours of yesterday morning.

Speaking today Cllr David A Bithell, Lead Member for the Environment, urged residents to take care while driving and to remain cautious in the icy conditions.

Cllr Bithell said: “Staff have worked incredibly hard since Thursday to ensure the main routes are clear. Over 250 tonnes of grit was put onto the road network from 3am yesterday and this morning the main routes were clear. Gritting will continue today and we will start to turn our attention to the side roads.

Today’s bin collections have been suspended with the crews clearing snow in shopping and communal areas. Bin collections will resume tomorrow.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved with preparing for and dealing with the recent snow and ice and we advise residents to remain cautious in the icy conditions and to take care when driving.”

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