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Welsh Government warns public to take care during cold weather

Local Government and Communities Minister, Carl Sargeant, has today advised the public to take extra care as weather forecasts suggest a heavy fall of snow over the next few days.
Thursday 17 January 2013
JCB shovelling salt (Image courtesy of Western Mail)

The Minister has urged people to avoid non-essential journeys on Friday after the Met Office issued a red alert warning for snow for parts of Wales - in particular the Heads of the Valleys, Brecon Beacons and areas of south Wales.

With large parts of the country expected to wake up to snow on Friday the Minister said: 

“ If people are planning to travel, we are calling on them to take extra care as conditions in some places could potentially be treacherous. I would urge people to consider if they really do need to make that trip and where possible avoid non essential journeys.”

“ Both the Welsh Government and local authorities will be working around the clock to coordinate the routing and operation of our snowplough and gritters so they can get to where they are needed. Despite having sufficient salt stock supplies I would advise the public to take note of traffic updates and access the Traffic Wales website for the latest up-to-the minute traffic information.

“ I would also ask people to consider if family members or neighbours in their community need help? Have their phone numbers to hand and stop by to offer help with grocery shopping or other essential tasks - it can make a real difference.”

For further information and advice during the cold weather visit our Winter weather advice page.

Traffic Wales can also provide further transport updates – motorists can call 0845 602 602 0 for one-to-one travel advice, sign up to sms and email alerts at www.traffic-wales.com or follow @trafficwales.

 

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