With warnings continuing to be in place for snow and ice, and quickly changing local weather, Ceredigion County Council are prepared to ensure that disruptions are kept to a minimum and resources are concentrated on issues that could arise.
Councillor Ray Quant MBE, the Cabinet member responsible for Technical Services said, “Yesterday’s decision was taken in line with the forecast and we’re doing everything we can in readiness for what could come. Because we’ve suspended services, such as closing schools and day care centres, and suspending waste collections, we’re able to maximise our available resources. Officers won’t be able to do everything and be everywhere, and resources will be deployed as priorities dictate, recognising that demand may outweigh availability.”
The A44 is currently closed from Lovesgrove to Llangurig. The road was closed after a request from Dyfed-Powys Police due to drifting snow and poor visibility. Other roads are currently passable with great care.
It is also important for residents and those travelling in Ceredigion to be prepared, as Councillor Quant reiterated, “The public are advised to take note of the information that is available to them during weather events such as this, when conditions can change quickly. If it is necessary to travel, appropriate caution should be taken and suitable preparations made.”
All schools have been advised to close today Thursday, 01 March and tomorrow, Friday 02 March, 2018. The day care centres will also be closed and waste collection services hae been suspended on these days. The household waste sites in Llanarth, Lampeter, Cardigan and Glanyrafon Industrial Estate near Aberystwyth will all be closed on Friday 02 March 2018.
Updates and information will be provided regarding affected services that will be available on the Council’s website and social media platforms. Information on the weather situation is provided by the Met Office www.metoffice.gov.uk/