Heavy snow warning for Ceredigion
2:27pm Thursday 17th January 2013 in News
Heavy snow is expected to fall in Ceredigion tomorrow (Friday), and motorists are advised not to travel unless the journey is essential.
The latest weather forecast received by Ceredigion County Council predicts sleet will begin to fall after midnight turning to snow in all areas.
There will be heavy snowfalls after 3am on Friday which will continue for most of the morning and snowfall will be at its heaviest between 6am and 9am. The snow will ease off after 9am but may continue on high ground. Accumulations of 10-15cms are expected on high ground.
Snow showers may continue from 3pm onwards and will be light and patchy. Snowfall may be heavier on high ground.
Councillor Ellen ap Gwynn, Leader of Ceredigion County Council said: “Ceredigion County Council is advising motorists not to travel on Friday morning unless the journey is absolutely essential. If you do have to travel, be prepared and take care.
“The Council is fully prepared for the event. We have 9,000 tonnes of salt in storage and all our vehicles are ready for service. The Council’s workforce is ready to deal with the snow and will be on standby from midnight tonight.”
The Council has decided to suspend all waste collection services throughout the county on Friday.
Check the Council’s website. Twitter and Facebook for updates on the road conditions and school closures on Friday.