Snow summary in Ceredigion
4:36pm Friday 18th January 2013 in News
Communities in inland Ceredigion and areas on high ground were worst hit, while coastal areas escaped quite lightly.
Councillor Ellen ap Gwynn, Leader of Ceredigion County Council said:
“The Council’s labourforce has worked continuously from mid-day on Thursday to ensure that the county’s main road network remained passable and will continue to work throughout the night into Saturday morning to ensure that roads are open.
The main problem encountered was drifting snow. Most roads are now open and passable with care but high winds are still causing a problem with drifting.”
· The weather forecast for Ceredigion for the remainder of Friday until mid-day on Saturday is as follows:
It will be cloudy this afternoon with outbreaks of snow, mostly away from the coast. Snow will become lighter and more patchy by mid afternoon, lasting longest in the north of the county this afternoon. It will be dry at times further south along the coast with sleet or snow showers inland. Road surface temperatures will remain below zero throughout inland but often just above zero on the coast. There will be a few sleet or snow showers overnight but largely dry and cold.
Road surface temperatures generally near or below zero on Saturday morning; largely dry tomorrow morning with a few snow flurries.
· Refuse collections were suspended for the day on Friday to allow the Council workforce to concentrate on keeping the roads open.
· 27 of Ceredigion’s schools remained open today, however, 33 schools were forced to closed for the day.
· Meals on wheels supplied with the assistance of staff using 4x4s.
· 16 gritters and 3 snow ploughs were deployed
· 100 members of staff have ensured that the road network has remained open
· Approximately 200 tonnes of salt were used