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Rutland County Council prepares for snow and ice

A council is making preparations ahead of snowy weather which is forecast to hit the area.

With heavy snow forecast for over the weekend and on Monday, travel could be hazardous and rural communities may get cut off.

To help keep residents safe, Rutland County Council’s Highways Team is on standby to respond to snow and other severe weather incidents should they occur.

Snowy photo
Snowy photo

A spokesman for Rutland County Council said: "We have a large stockpile of salt and gritting crews are ready to treat our designated local road network at any time of the day or night, to make sure travel along highways is not endangered by snow or ice.

"Our gritting routes cover more than 180 miles of Rutland’s highway network and include major A and B roads, designated access routes into towns and villages, and main routes to GP surgeries."

The council will also be monitoring the conditions to advise if there is any disruption to the Covid vaccination programme and local travel.

Rutland’s Covid-19 vaccination centre, located in the council offices in Oakham, is not due to open on Sunday or Monday.

Earlier this week people in Rutland were told not to travel around the county for daily exercise.

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