Police advice during cold snap
11:42am Friday 18th January 2013 in News
Police Officers throughout Dyfed-Powys have been going the extra mile to protect residents and 4x4 vehicles are available in areas that have been worse hit by the weather, to enable officers to respond to emergency calls.
With the severe weather conditions set to continue for the rest of the day and freezing temperatures to remain over the weekend police are asking the public to use the 999 system responsibly and only in cases of real emergencies – and for all non-emergency matters call 101. Officers will be on patrol in town centres.
Chief Superintendent Huw Rees said: “We are continuing to work hard with our partners to ensure that we provide an effective service in response to incidents. I would also like to remind people of the need to take sensible precautions in heavy snow and not to place themselves at risk unnecessarily.
“We advise people to keep an eye on the weather forecast for their area and only travel when necessary. We have measures in place to respond to emergencies and are working closely with our partner agencies to reach the people that need us most.
“Whenever there are issues that arise that affect all public agencies in Dyfed Powys senior staff meet to discuss any problems or areas of concern. The group has met this morning and have reported that all essential services are running throughout the four counties. There are some changes in non-urgent services and residents are encouraged to visit the agencies websites for full details.
“The snow is forecast to clear from the west throughout the day, but snow will continue to fall in Powys. Overnight is expected to be dry, and temperatures are likely to plummet. The snow that has fallen will take time to clear as temperatures over the next few days will remain very low, particularly through the night.”