Sunday, December 05, 2010

Snow and Gritting update for East Yorkshire - Sunday 5th December 10.15am

The East Riding of Yorkshire Council has started to make advances into more of the road network yesterday and the slight thaw helped. We concentrated again on snow clearance of the main road network covering all ‘A’ and ‘B’ roads which is around 800km of main roads across the East Riding.

We also concentrated on digging out snow in Nunburnholme, Hayton, Londesborough, Ousefleet, Reedness near Goole, Burton Agnes, Brandesburton, Grindale, Wold Newton, Bainton, Millington and Halsham areas. This was to secure access into these villages.

Last night we treated the main network again and it was a dry night but with a hard frost.

This morning we expect snow showers on the coast, central and wolds with acummulations of 1cm to 2cm. We have sent the fleet of gritters to plough and salt the secondary network where there is packed snow and ice. This will help get more of the network accessible and get people moving.

We continue to deploy resources on digging out snow once again to get a road into some isolated villages which had become cut off.

Staff are out removing snow from high use pedestrian areas and replenishing salt bins.

Bin Collections next week

The Garden Waste Collection Service will be suspended on Monday 6 December for the whole week. The Garden Waste Collections are currently on a two weekly collection frequency and it is considered that due to the poor weather experienced over the last two weeks there will be only limited participation in the scheme next week. Suspending collections of the brown bins will allow those collection vehicles and crews to be deployed in assisting other crews collecting the green and blue bins from properties that did not receive a collection this week due to the weather conditions. Those properties that did not receive a collection of their Green Bin because of the weather conditions will receive a double collection on their next scheduled collection day. Properties that did not receive a collection of their blue bins on 1st, 2nd and 3rd December will receive a collection on 8th, 9th and 10th December respectively. A revised blue bin text message is being sent informing those residents on the scheme of revised collections. This is in addition to the information we sent by text that collections would not be taking place. T he next scheduled collections in the Brough organic trial area will take place on 15, 16, 17 December.

The Council continues to work excellently with the Police and other blue light services and other agencies. Overall we have a very steadily improving picture.

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