Monday, 19 March 2018

Kirklees Council newsletter

Here is the latest newsletter with details of road closures in Kirklees:


     

severe weather and disruptions

Weather warning still in place

snowWith the whole of Kirklees under a Met Office weather warning this weekend, our gritting team have been rather busy. All priority routes were gritted several times yesterday and we hand gritted Dewsbury and Huddersfield town centre pavements. We kept the gritters out most of Saturday evening as the snow came down. 

Today (Sunday) we gritted and ploughed from 5am and kept the crews out over higher ground for a few hours longer. We're out again from 4pm, it takes a few hours to get round the whole route and we'll keep a night patrol out.

The Met Office have put us under a yellow warning for snow and ice until midnight tonight and then it's looking to be ice tomorrow, but click below for the latest forecast.

Latest forecast

Road closures

road closedWe've had to close the A635, A6024 and A640 and are working hard to re-open them as soon as possible. Check on our website before you set off if you need to drive one of those routes.


Stay safe

winter picSnow can still settle on a gritted road, so please bear that in mind when you're out and about.  Plan around routes that are gritted. You can search routes here and get our travel tips here.
Just before the snow came we got round to almost every grit bin and refilled it, so if you know where your nearest one is, and you are able, please try and put some grit down later today on side roads and pavements ahead of the freeze overnight.
We hear a lot about good neighbours during spells of bad weather, it's always nice to hear when people are checking on neighbours, and helping to clear local roads.


A virtual ride on a gritter

gritter tourWe've sent an extra pair of hands out on one of the gritters today, to share live with our twitter followers what it's like being out on a gritter. Follow his journey.
We've also got a good video to show how the wind is causing drifting.


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