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Saturday: Council’s winter weather update

An update has been provided by Wrexham Council as they help tackle the ongoing snow and ice.

The Met Office has Wrexham town having an overcast day, with no extra snow this evening and temperatures staying just above zero. There is a possibility of another dusting of snow in the early hours of Sunday. Tomorrow evening should see the return of rain, and 6C!

Cllr David A Bithell Lead Member Environment and Transport told us: “Our crews have been out throughout the night and today concentrating on out primary routes and where possible secondary routes. We are carrying out Gritting to our main routes tonight and tomorrow morning.

“We are still experiencing problems in Glyn Ceiriog and higher routes due to drifting snow.

“We are bringing crews in tomorrow morning to address problem areas and are planning to collect refuse and recycling for Monday collections with the exception of Glyn Ceiriog where officers will assess the situation over the weekend.”

The above and below pictures are from council teams in the Ceiriog valley:

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board have also issued a statement this afternoon in response to claims that some health boards in Wales had been charging staff that had to stay overnight. This information had been passed to the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services Vaughan Gething who followed up on the claims, and has prompted many health boards across Wales to state their policy.

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board have said: “We are not aware of any colleagues that have needed to stay overnight. Plans were put in place to cover shifts in areas where weather was impacting on travel for example transporting staff to work in 4×4 vehicles. If colleagues did need to stay in Health Board accommodation, they would not be expected to pay for it.”

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