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Update Thursday afternoon 5th April 2012

 

There are no plans to treat the roads as we expect temperatures to remain above freezing. We will continue to monitor conditions.  Please drive carefully

 

Update Wednesday afternoon 4th April 2012

 

We plan to treat the main roads as snow is expected.  Please drive according to conditions.

 

Update Tuesday afternoon 3rd April 2012

 

Winter salting.  We may need to salt the main roads tonight as ice/frost is forecast.  Please drive with extra care.

 

Update Monday afternoon 5th March 2012

 

There are no plans to treat the roads as we expect temperatures to remain above freezing. We will continue to monitor conditions.  Please drive carefully

 

Update Monday afternoon 5th March 2012

 

Winter salting.  Make time for winter and plan your journey now.  Please drive with extra care.

 

Update Wednesday afternoon 29th February 2012

 

There are no plans to treat the roads as we expect temperatures to remain above freezing. We will continue to monitor conditions.  Please drive carefully

 

Update Wednesday afternoon 22nd February 2012

 

There are no plans to treat the roads as we expect temperatures to remain above freezing. We will continue to monitor conditions.  Please drive carefully

 

Update Tuesday afternoon 21st February 2012

 

There are no plans to treat the roads as we expect temperatures to remain above freezing. We will continue to monitor conditions.  Please drive carefully

 

Update Saturday afternoon 18th February 2012

 

Winter salting.  We may need to salt the main roads tonight as ice/frost is forecast.  Please drive with extra care.

 

Update Friday afternoon 17th February 2012

 

There are no plans to treat the roads as we expect temperatures to remain above freezing. We will continue to monitor conditions.  Please drive carefully

 

Update Wednesday afternoon 15th February 2012

 

Winter salting.  We may need to salt the main roads tonight as ice/frost is forecast.  Please drive with extra care.

 

Update Tuesday afternoon 14th February 2012

 

There are no plans to treat the roads as we expect temperatures to remain above freezing. We will continue to monitor conditions.  Please drive carefully

 

Update Monday afternoon 13th February 2012

 

Milder temperatures over the weekend have seen snow and ice thaw across the East Riding but night-time dropped around freezing, meaning the council's winter maintenance team carried out treatments of the precautionary and secondary networks.

 

The council may need to salt the main roads tonight as ice and frost is forecast and motorists are asked to drive with extra care.

 

John Skidmore, head of streetscene services, said: "The immediate forecast predicts that weather conditions this week will be less severe than last, but the council is continuously monitoring the weather and will plan any operations accordingly, in line with the winter maintenance plan."

 

Update Friday morning 10th February 2012

 

The council’s winter maintenance team has been working around the clock and has treated the precautionary network twice overnight and ploughed roads where needed.

 

The secondary network will be treated today.

 

Forecasts predict that some light rain and snow this morning but a dry afternoon and a cold night, with temperatures dropping as low as -9C. The weekend will be cloudy and murky, with some outbreaks of rain and night-time temperatures remaining close to freezing. So there will continue to be the risk of icy conditions across the East Riding.

 

John Skidmore, head of streetscene services, said: “The council has been treating the precautionary and secondary road networks and our street sweeping and grounds maintenance staff have been diverted to snow clearing operations in high-pedestrian areas. Bin collection staff are out working as normal.

 

“The council is continuously monitoring the weather and will plan its weekend operations accordingly, in line with the winter maintenance plan.

 

“We urge all residents to stay safe during this spell of severe winter weather and for motorists to drive to the conditions, allow extra time for their journeys and travel on the main treated network.”

 

Update Thursday morning 9th February 2012

 

During the course of this morning sleet and snow is expected to spread across the area, though it could be early to mid-afternoon before it finally reaches the entire Humber region.

 

A period of freezing rain is also possible, especially over higher parts of north and west Yorkshire, resulting in some very icy conditions. The sleet and snow could then turn heavy and persistent at times during the afternoon and evening, giving 2-5cms in places. Overnight, most of the sleet and snow will turn to rain as slightly milder conditions move in.

 

Friday and the weekend will be rather cloudy and murky, with some outbreaks of rain and night time temperatures will remain close to freezing.

 

John Skidmore, head of streetscene services, said: “The council is continuously monitoring the weather and will plan its operations accordingly in line with the winter maintenance plan.

 

“We urge all residents to stay safe during this spell of severe winter weather and for motorists to drive to the conditions, allow extra time for your journeys and travel on the main treated network.”

 

Update Tuesday morning 7th February 2012

 

The council completed salting of the precautionary network late last night, along with some spot ploughing, particularly in the Wolds due to some snow drifting.

 

At 8am the fleet of gritters was then sent on to the secondary network again, to get a further 280 miles treated. The council will also be making inroads into other important routes where it can.

 

Street sweeping and grounds maintenance staff have again been diverted on to snow clearing operations in high pedestrian usage areas across the East Riding and are also using quad bikes to spread grit/salt in precincts.

 

Teams are also replenishing salt bins across the area and the council is also using tractors with ploughs fitted to remove snow from the main car parks.

 

The above operations will continue throughout today.

 

Bin collection staff are out working as normal.

 

John Skidmore, head of the streetscene services, said: “Conditions in some villages and minor roads continue to be extremely difficult with compact snow and we will continue to work with town and parish councils on the local deployment of resources delivered through the special grant funding scheme, put in place by the council.”

 

The forecast for the next few days is for road surface temperatures to remain below freezing (range -1C to -7C) from late afternoon until mid-morning. Temperatures will rise from midday to around 4C, which will allow a slight thaw. There will also be patches of freezing fog across the East Riding, but no snow. So the main issue remains ice.

 

The council will continue with the above operations until conditions further improve.

 

Update Monday morning 6th February 2012

 

Ploughing and gritting operations have continued overnight following the heavy snow and icy conditions over the weekend.

 

Staff from East Riding of Yorkshire Council have completed salting the precautionary network early this morning, along with some spot ploughing, particularly in the Wolds.

 

At 8am, the salting fleet started on the secondary network, which will see a further 280 miles of road network treated.

 

Throughout the day, street sweeping staff and grounds maintenance staff will be clearing snow and ice from pedestrian areas across the East Riding and quad bikes will be out spreading salt.

 

Tractors with ploughs attached have been removing snow from the main car parks in Beverley. Goole and Bridlington.

 

Bin collections will continue as normal.

 

While there is no snow forecast for the next few days, temperatures are expected to remain below freezing leaving icy patches along with freezing fog.

 

John Skidmore, head of streetscene services at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: "Conditions in some villages and on minor roads will be extremely difficult with compact snow and we will continue to work with town and parish councils on the local deployment of resources delivered through the special grant funding scheme put in place by the council."

 

Update Saturday afternoon 4th February 2012

 

Weather conditions are set to deteriorate with a band of snow expected to arrive from the west

 

into the East Riding at 4pm today (Saturday). There will be a covering of 2cm - 5cm everywhere and upto 15cm on the Wolds and high ground.

 

The snow will move away in the early hours and then with skies clearing there will be icy conditions on roads. It will remain cold tomorrow with little thaw expected and below freezing again through Sunday night.

 

The precautionary and secondary networks have had a good covering of salt this morning and again this afternoon. The fleet of gritters are ready to respond around the clock.

 

We have put our plans in place across the Council's key services and been in discussion with our colleagues in emergency services.

 

We urge residents to be prepared, only travel this evening if absolutely necessary and to allow extra time for journeys tomorrow due to the wintery conditions.

 

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Weather warnings have been suspended by East Riding Council weather watch

 

Update Tuesday morning 5th January 2011

 

Weather warnings have been suspended by East Riding Council weather watch until further notice.  If there are significant snowfalls expected the service will resume.

 

Update Friday afternoon 24th December 2010

 

From this morning the secondary routes and strategic footways throughout the East Riding were treated.

 

Some snow showers are expected until 3am especially in coastal areas.

This could lead to between two and five cm of snow falling.

 

From 3.30pm a full treatment of the precautionary network is being carried out.

 

The winter maintenance team will continue to monitor forecasts and the situation on the ground to determine what further treatments are needed overnight and during the weekend.

 

The forecast over the weekend is currently for the weather to remain cold but dry.

 

Update Tuesday afternoon 21st December 2010

 

The East Riding had a fairly dry night last night with open skies bringing temperatures right down below -10C in places and as low as -15C in some areas.

 

A similar situation will prevail this evening before Wednesday when some snow is expected on the high ground initially then moving to the coastal areas.

 

Last night gritters treated the precautionary network and during this morning the secondary network was treated.

 

Work continues elsewhere as has been the case throughout.

 

Environmental service teams have been active re-filling salt bins, treating footpaths and helping out with snow clearing in various places together with the highway teams.  The coldness of the weather does mean that where the snow is frozen onto the surface it is likely to remain until we see temperatures get above freezing which is not likely to be yet for some time.

 

Looking towards the Christmas period it will remain very cold however the likelihood of any significant snow seems to have receded at this time.  There will be some snow accumulations during Wednesday and by Thursday these should have cleared to leave another very cold day.

 

Funding has been awarded to various Town and Parish Councils who have taken advantage of the one off LSP grant to help with snow clearing within their local environment.

 

Waste collections are operating as normal throughout the East Riding.

 

As a result of the deep prolonged freeze the road condition in places is suffering as potholes open up. Resources not currently involved in providing winter maintenance are being directed to repair these.  Some staff will continue to work throughout the Christmas break to provide emergency cover to repair roads.

 

Resources not currently involved in providing winter maintenance are being directed to repair these. Some staff will continue to work throughout the Christmas break to provide emergency cover to repair roads.

 

The council anticipates that potholes will continue to be a problem for at least the next two to three months and would urge the travelling public to remain vigilant, particularly when faced with additional hazards in winter conditions.

 

Update Monday afternoon 20th December 2010

 

Very cold temperatures are predicted for during the day, overnight and into tomorrow so all drivers and pedestrians need to progress with caution, particularly on untreated roads and paths.

 

The forecast for later in the week predicts heavy snow across East Riding but at this time precise locations and amounts have not been clarified.

 

During today the secondary network has been treated and later this evening the precautionary network will be treated again.  It is appreciated that there are still some local estate and side roads still with compact snow and ice. This is equally true of footpaths.

 

On untreated surfaces where clear up operations are working, progress is slow as the thick compact ice is difficult to break up again now that the temperatures are below freezing point.  The council cannot clear footpaths in local estate roads and villages.

 

Staff have been out filling salt bins.  Quad bikes have been used to treat category one footways overnight and are being used in other areas during today to apply more grit to break up the snow and ice.

 

Council staff will continue to work hard to deliver the best services we can to residents in what remains very tough conditions.

 

The council has had a tremendous response from town and parish councils across the East Riding in support of the new pilot grant initiative.  The support provided is being used to arrange for local farmers, handymen, contractors, landscapers and similar businesses to clear away snow and ice from local roads and footpaths, purchase salt and salt bins and other equipment like salt spreaders and shovels.

 

Town and parish councils can contact (01482) 393050 to find out more about the scheme.

 

Update Friday afternoon 17th December 2010

 

The council’s fleet of gritters treated the main precautionary network last night.

This morning gritters have treated all the secondary routes so there is a good covering of salt down given the sub-zero road temperatures during today.

 

The council is still working to remove compact snow and ice from main local roads using some staff from the highways team and JCBs as well as local contractors with JCB's.

 

Progress is slow as the thick compact ice is difficult to break up again now that the temperatures are below freezing point.

 

It is appreciated that there are still some local estate and side roads still with compact snow and ice.  This is equally true of footpaths.

 

Council staff have also been working to open more footpaths but this is slow going and we cannot clear footpaths in local estate roads and villages.

 

Staff have been out filling salt bins.  Quad bikes used to treat category one footways were out overnight and are being used in other areas during today to apply more grit to break up the snow and ice.

 

Forecasters indicate that it will remain cold day and night with sub zero temperatures.  Tonight road surface temperatures will drop to -12C.  There will be scattered snow showers on Saturday, with a possibility of more snow on Sunday evening.  It will remain bitterly cold.

 

Council staff will continue to work hard to deliver the best services we can to our residents in what remains very tough conditions.

 

The council has had a tremendous response from town and parish councils across the East Riding in support of the new pilot grant initiative.  The support provided is being used to arrange for local farmers, handymen, contractors, landscapers and similar businesses to clear away snow and ice from local roads and footpaths, purchase salt and salt bins and other equipment like salt spreaders and shovels.

 

Town and parish councils can contact (01482) 393050 to find out more about the scheme.  As of lunch time today, 94 town and parish councils have applied for the fund and a total of £95,487 has been awarded.

 

Update Friday morning 17th December 2010

 

The fleet of gritters treated the main precautionary network last night.  This morning the gritters have treated all the secondary routes so there is a good covering of salt down given the sub zero road temperatures during today.

 

We are still working to remove the compact snow and ice from main local roads using some staff from the Highways team and JCB's plus local contractors with JCB's.  This is slow progress as the thick compact ice is difficult to break up again now that the temperatures are below freezing point.  It is appreciated that there are still some local estate and side roads still with compact snow and ice.  This is equally true of the footpaths too making it difficult for residents.  We have also been working to open more footpaths but this is slow going and we cannot clear footpaths in local estate roads / villages.  Staff have also been out filling salt bins.The quad bikes used to treat the category 1 footways were out overnight and are being used in other areas during today to apply more grit to break up the snow and ice.

 

The Council has had a tremendous response from town and parish councils across the East Riding in support of the new pilot grant initiative.  The support provided is being used to arrange for local farmers, handymen, contractors, landscapers and similar businesses to clear away snow and ice from local roads and footpaths, purchase salt and salt bins and other equipment like salt spreaders and shovels.  Town and Parish Councils can contact 01482 393050 to find out more about the scheme.  As of lunch time today, 94 Town and Parish Councils have applied for the fund and a total of £95,487 has been awarded.

 

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Forecasters indicate that it will remain cold day and night with sub zero temperatures. Tonight road surface temperatures will drop to -12'C.  There will be scattered snow showers on Saturday, with a possibility of more snow on Sunday evening.  It will remain bitterly cold.

We will continue to work hard to deliver the best services we can to our residents in what remains very tough conditions.

 

Update Thursday 16th December 2010

 

The fleet of gritters is ready to treat the main precautionary network this morning as soon as the rain has gone through as snow will follow on the back edge.  With the potential for 2 cms of snow, temperatures will plummet below freezing across the East Riding and ice will be a problem too during today and in the days to come.

 

During the day on Tuesday and Wednesday, we have worked to remove the compact snow and ice from main local roads to try and clear this from more roads using snow ploughs and local contractors with JCBs etc.  However, there are still some local estate and side roads with compact snow and ice. This is equally true of the footpaths making it difficult for residents.  The council has also been working to open more footpaths but this is slow going and we cannot clear footpaths in local estate roads / villages. Staff have also been out filling salt bins.

 

The council has had a tremendous response from town and parish councils across the East Riding in support of the new pilot grant initiative.  The support provided is being used to arrange for local farmers, handymen, contractors, landscapers and similar businesses to clear away snow and ice from local roads and footpaths, purchase salt and salt bins and other equipment like salt spreaders and shovels.  Town and parish councils can contact 01482 393050 to find out more about the scheme. So far £86,000 has been provided to 85 town and parish councils.

 

Forecasters indicate that the rain this morning is still expected to turn to sleet or snow for a time, giving a slight covering of snow in places, mainly, but not exclusively, over higher ground, before it clears away during the morning.

 

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Very cold air will then sweep down from the north and is expected to bring snow showers.  Wind direction will be such that it will just mainly be coastal areas affected by the showers but snow showers could occur anywhere inland too with the potential for drifting in exposed locations.  Despite the sunshine, it will feel bitterly cold in the brisk northerly wind.  Most parts will then be dry after dark with a widespread severe frost but snow showers could continue to affect parts of the East Riding well into the night.

 

Friday is expected to be a mostly dry, sunny but very cold day and another hard frost will follow overnight.

 

Indications for the weekend are that there will be more snow. During Friday night and Saturday morning, snow is expected to spread into the East Riding. Further periods of snow are likely for Saturday night and most of Sunday before finally clearing away during Monday.  Some of the snow will be heavy at times. So, if this scenario does develop, there is scope for quite a lot of snow across a good part of the area by the end of Sunday night.  Forecasters will issue updates and have more confidence as we get nearer to the weekend.

In summary there is the potential for more difficulties and the council will continue to plan accordingly.

 

Update Monday 13th December 2010

 

The fleet of gritters treated the main roads across the East Riding on Saturday and Sunday night and again very early this morning.  During the day on Saturday and Sunday the gritters were out ploughing and trying to cut through the compacted snow and ice in an attempt to get more roads cleared.  Good progress was made and helped by steadily thawing snow and ice during the day.  We also had some contractors clearing the main access roads in the wolds that still had thick compacted snow and ice.  However, there are many local estate and side roads still with compacted snow and ice.  This is equally true of the footpaths, making it difficult for residents. We have concentrated on the main pedestrian areas using staff and quad bikes to spot treat with grit. We are working hard to open more footpaths but this is slow going and we cannot clear footpaths in local estate roads / villages.  However, the council has had a tremendous response from town and parish councils across the East Riding in support of the new pilot grant initiative.  The support provided is being used to arrange for local farmers, handymen, contractors, landscapers and similar businesses to clear away snow and ice, purchase salt and salt bins and other equipment like salt spreaders and shovels.  Town and parish councils can ring (01482) 393050 to find out more about the scheme.  So far, more than £57,000 has been provided to 60 town and parish councils.

 

Street sweeping and grounds staff are out removing snow and ice from highly used pedestrian areas and filling salt bins.

 

We have also treated the category 1 footways from 4am this morning and we are using these quad bikes to treat other main footpaths during the day.

 

Numerous requests have been received for help and assistance and we are doing  our very best to prioritise and respond positively wherever possible. Every effort is being made to respond to individual requests as swiftly as possible but there is a high level of activity in strategically managing service delivery.

 

Forecasters indicate that road surface temperatures between now and Wednesday will be above freezing during the day.  Road Surface Temperatures overnight until Thursday will be below or around freezing point.  So a slow thaw continuing during the day and icy patches on all roads early evening and early morning are a real risk.

 

Indications for Thursday onwards are for another severe cold spell and wind chill day and night with sub-zero temperatures with the potential for snow in a line east of the A1.  An update will be provided in future bulletins.

 

Update Friday 10th December 2010

 

The fleet of gritters treated the main roads across the East Riding last night and again in the early hours of this morning with road surface temperatures generally down to -2'C.

 

This morning we are out again working on the secondary network, plus other key access roads across the East Riding.  Parts of this network still have compact snow and ice and we hope to be able to plough and push this snow about and get more roads clear over the next few days, but it is going to take some time.

 

Street sweeping and grounds staff are out removing snow from highly used pedestrian areas and filling salt bins. Council car parks are also being treated so motorists can continue to park.

 

We have also treated the category 1 footways from 4am this morning and we are using the quad bikes to treat other main footpaths during the day.

 

Numerous requests have been received for help and assistance and we are doing  our very best to prioritise and respond positively wherever possible. Every effort is being made to respond to individual requests as swiftly as possible but there is a high level of activity in strategically managing service delivery.

 

East Riding of Yorkshire Council has also introduced a new pilot scheme to support town and parish councils across the East Riding to undertake snow clearing, gritting and other works and activities on roads and in public places to help local communities cope with the current extreme weather conditions.

 

So far, more than £40,000 has been provided to 46 town and parish councils. The support has been used to arrange for local farmers, handymen, contractors, landscapers and similar businesses to clear away snow and ice, purchase salt and salt bins and other equipment like salt spreaders and shovels. Town and parish councils can contact 01482 393050 to find out more about the scheme.

 

Forecasters indicate that temperatures during today will be +3 and we will at last start to see the start of a thaw.  Temperatures overnight will be around freezing point and we expect to see more of a thaw on Saturday.

 

Ice and slush on roads and footpaths will continue to be an issue for our residents to navigate for days to come.  Indications from Sunday are that cold weather will return for next week so conditions will remain challenging for our residents and we are working hard to make as much progress as we can whilst conditions are slightly more favourable.

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