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Cold Weather / Snow / Icy Conditions

Update: 24th January 1700hrs

Very cold and icy conditions are forecast to continue tonight and further snow is forecast for tomorrow Friday 25th January.  The Met Office have issued further warnings which can be viewed at  http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings/#?tab=map   Public advice is to take care in icy conditions,  listen to local radio / check websites / social media and plan your journey accordingly. Plan so that you have arrangements in place if the weather worsens.

Update: 23rd January 1300hrs

The Met Office forecasts continued cold weather with further snow / icy conditions with improvements at the weekend.

These are the latest Alerts / Warnings that have been issued by the Met Office for the West Midlands.

Cold Weather Alert Level 3 – 100% probability of severe cold weather / icy conditions / snow from 0800 on Wednesday 23 January – 1800 on Friday 25 January.

Yellow Alert for SNOW from 0005 – 2100 on Wedesday 23 January.

Yellow Warning for ICE from 0005 – 1100 on Thursday 24 January.

Yellow Warning for SNOW from 0005 – 2359 on Friday 25 January .

Gritting continues on priority routes and we are advised that grit bins have also been replenished. The www.birmingham.gov.uk website has details of winter maintenance, including gritting routes and grit bins.

Public transport is operating but there may be diversions, delays and/or cancellations.

As always, the advice is to listen to local radio / check websites / social media and plan your journey accordingly.

Useful websites:

Help2Travel (http://www.help2travel.co.uk/mattisse/index.htm)

Network West Midlands (http://www.networkwestmidlands.com/ServiceAlterations/alterations.aspx)

 Highways Agency (www.highways.gov.uk/traffic).

Monday to Friday – Any school closures will be widely reported via all usual mechanisms (radio stations, BCC website (http://disruption.birmingham.gov.uk/) , individual school messaging systems, etc).

We will continue to liaise with internal and external colleagues and issue updates accordingly.

For more information and advice visit the Met Office or our snow and low temperature advice pages

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