Sheffield braced for yet more snow tomorrow

Sledging in Crookes on the field beside Crookes Cemetery - January 2013
Sledging in Crookes on the field beside Crookes Cemetery - January 2013
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GRITTERS were due out in force again tonight after forecasters predicted freezing temperatures and yet more snow tomorrow.

The forecast showed temperatures plummeting overnight, bringing the risk of three centimetres of snow around 9am tomorrow.

That could be followed by further eight centimetres on higher ground during tomorrow afternoon.

The council’s Streets Ahead team warned of disruptions to travel as people head home from work tomorrow.

Coun Jack Scott, Sheffield Council’s cabinet member for Street Scene, said: “Streets Ahead is prepared for further threats of ice and snow.

“We’re expecting snow and it may affect people’s travel, especially in the afternoon.

“We ask that people bear this in mind when making travel arrangements and, as always, urge people to take extra care.”

Chris Morris, Amey’s Operational Director said: “Once again we are geared up to deal with the forecast snow.

“We will be gritting Priority Routes tonight to reduce the risk of ice and have our fleet of 26 gritters ready to deal with snow as it arrives.

“If the afternoon snow arrives when people are travelling home from work and school, our snow clearing operations inevitably take longer as our vehicles get caught up in traffic with everyone else. We ask that people bear with us.”