Winter weather advice

As winter starts to bite I received the following message from Land and Environmental Services this afternoon and wanted to share the update and advice with residents.

From Land & Environmental Services.

The first significant snowfall of this winter has fallen overnight across Glasgow and many other parts of Scotland.

Our gritting fleet worked continuously throughout the night treating our priority carriageway routes. This morning, we had over 350 personnel involved in snow clearing and gritting of our priority and secondary carriageway and footway routes. Resources are also deployed on refilling grit bins across the City. GHA are also assisting in this operation.

The latest weather forecast predicts further frequent wintry showers throughout today and until the early hours of tomorrow morning. An accumulation of snow of up to 5cm is possible. The next few days are likely to see blustery showers of sleet and rain with temperatures dipping below zero overnight.

Other services have also been adversely affected by the weather, notably our refuse collection services which are likely to be disrupted during the next 48 hours. At the present time, all efforts are being made to uplift refuse from each area of the city as normal, but this will be subject to prevailing conditions throughout the day. Residents, who have presented their wheeled bins to the kerbside of their property, should leave wheeled bins at the kerbside as efforts will be made by the service to uplift these collections as soon as possible. The aim is to maintain normal scheduled collections in each neighbourhood of the city, however, this will be subject to local conditions and collections may be subject to delays in uplift.

Should any of your constituents have any particular concerns during this period, the most effective way of reporting these is via our 24hr fault reporting service on 0800 37 36 35.

Further information on our winter service, advice on self help and winter driving tips are also available on the Council’s website

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