Cornwall on standby to deal with snow

Cornwall Council staff are on standby to deal with any problems caused by snow and ice.

A spokesman said officers from the council’s emergency management service are monitoring the weather situation closely and are liaising with staff from other Council services and partner agencies to respond if the situation deteriorates.

Snow has been reported on Bodmin Moor and Liskeard. There are also reports of flooding on the roads in west Cornwall, with a blocked rail line between St Erth and St Ives.

Teams from CORMAC Solutions Ltd, the Council’s highways service provider, carried out precautionary salting across East Cornwall from midnight and the council is calling on driver to check forecasts before they set out, and drive with care.

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The Council will be using Twitter to provide information about disruptions to services such as school closures caused by the snow and ice as well as posting the information on its website. All information will be sent out on Cornwall Council

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9:59am Fri 18 Jan 13

Gill Zella Martin 09 says...

Well could Cornwall Council please grit the roads so that the grit actually covers the road on the left and right side of each side of the road and do not just leave a thin strip of grit in the centre of each side of the road. The majority of drivers do not drive in a way that the wheels of their vehicles are in the centre of the road, I am not referring to grit that has been moved to the middle of the road because of passing traffic distributing it around, because this does not occur due to the lack of grit at the sides, I am referring to when the lorries are actually putting the grit down which I have witnessed one doing. What use is a bit of grit in the centre of the road where nothing touches it. If Cornwall Council are going to pay the cost of fuel to come out and grit the roads then they may as well do it properly. I am not saying they do not in general do a good job, but it would appear by the time they get to the Lizard and surrounding areas the grit is sparsely distributed in the centre of the road only. Please remember we have bus routes and high traffic volumn as well.
Well could Cornwall Council please grit the roads so that the grit actually covers the road on the left and right side of each side of the road and do not just leave a thin strip of grit in the centre of each side of the road. The majority of drivers do not drive in a way that the wheels of their vehicles are in the centre of the road, I am not referring to grit that has been moved to the middle of the road because of passing traffic distributing it around, because this does not occur due to the lack of grit at the sides, I am referring to when the lorries are actually putting the grit down which I have witnessed one doing. What use is a bit of grit in the centre of the road where nothing touches it. If Cornwall Council are going to pay the cost of fuel to come out and grit the roads then they may as well do it properly. I am not saying they do not in general do a good job, but it would appear by the time they get to the Lizard and surrounding areas the grit is sparsely distributed in the centre of the road only. Please remember we have bus routes and high traffic volumn as well. Gill Zella Martin 09
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