Monday, December 06, 2010
Snow and Gritting update for the East Riding on Monday 6 December 08.45am
The East Riding of Yorkshire Council carried out a full treatment of main roads across the East Riding last night and again in the early hours of this morning. Road surface temperatures reached -11'C and at 07.00am were still -7'C across the whole of the East Riding. Forecasters indicate that temperatures will remain below freezing all day and generally dry. So ice is the real issue together with compact hard snow on the minor roads which will continue to be difficult for our residents to navigate.
We have sent the fleet of gritters out again this morning to plough and salt the secondary network as required. 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: Sledmere, Kirkby Underdale and Huggate areas. We made good progress in other areas on Saturday and Sunday.
Street sweeping staff are out filling salt bins and removing snow from high use pedestrian areas..
Staff are out collecting wheeled bins this morning and they will collect where they can get access and do there very best.
The Garden Waste Collection Service has been suspended for this week. 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. Suspending collections of the brown bins has allowed 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 last 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 has been sent informing those residents on the scheme of revised collections.
The next scheduled collections in the Brough organic trial area will take place on 15, 16, 17 December.
Overall we have a very steadily improving picture, but it is very cold and icy one.