Advice on how to cope with the next ice age!

AS THE freezing conditions continue, Angus Council’s focus remains on treating roads and pavements on priority routes across the county, so only limited clearance of snow and ice in some residential areas in Angus’ towns and villages has been possible.

However the authority’s roads spokesperson, Councillor David May, stressed that wherever resources are available, the council is continuing to treat pavements with a salt/grit mix, to provide some surface traction.

Councillor May said: “The council is grateful to the people who have cleared their driveways and the pavements and parking areas outside their own property, as this helps reduce on street obstructions and allows larger vehicles, such as bin lorries, to get through.

“Residents are reminded while such severe and widespread conditions continue, the council does not have the time or available resources to clear every street in the county.

“As this work continues parents are reminded that it is their responsibility to ensure the safety of their children on the journey to and from school.”

The council has alerted parents of the weather forecast for later this week and they are reminded to check www.angus.gov.uk/winterwatch, where school closures are posted as they happen; to listen to Radio Tay AM/FM, or to call Tay Connect on 0844 855 1724 (calls cost around 5p per minute from a BT landline, other network providers and mobiles may vary) for up to date information.

Further information about gritting routes and other weather related updates for Angus is available at www.angus.gov.uk/winterwatch .