SNOW: Council calls for residents to help in Sheffield as gritters continue work

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Sheffield Council is calling on residents to help out during the snow as gritters continue to work across the city.

The Streets Ahead team have been working since 6pm last night and have put 1,500 tonnes of salt onto roads.

Coun Jayne Dunn, the cabinet member for environment, recycling and Streetscene, said “The Streets Ahead team has been working round the clock gritting the primary and secondary network since 6pm last night. They have put 1,500 tonnes of salt on the network so far – that’s the weight equivalent of around 188 double decker buses.

“They have also gritted and have been clearing footpaths around the city centre, hospitals and the main shopping sites and are also working hard responding to requests for grit bin refills.

“Approximately 16cm of snow has fallen on higher ground overnight and prolonged spells of snow are predicted to continue throughout the day today and into tonight.

“The teams are working very hard to try and keep the city moving once again we also need the public to do their bit. Please do not abandon your cars in the middle of the road and ensure that our gritters are able to pass by.

“If you are able to then please help your community and clear your pavements of snow and use one of the 1,900 grit bins across the city to put grit down.”

For details of our primary and secondary routes visit www.sheffield.gov.uk/winter or follow us on twitter for regular updates @sccstreetsahead.