Gritters out and 42 of Swindon’s homeless get emergency accommodation

Picture: Swindon Borough Council

AS drivers were warned not to travel unless vital today Swindon Borough Council said 105 tonnes of salt were spread by its lorries yesterday.
Three full treatments were completed – each is around 200 miles of highway – and the council says ploughs went out this morning with 20 more tonnes of salt.
Swindon’s Household Waste Recycling Centre is closed and today’s waste and recycling collections have been suspended.
The council has housed 42 homeless people in emergency accommodation as part of its Severe Weather Emergency Protocol.
Six more homeless people turned down the offer.
A spokesman tweeted: “It you notice a homeless person in Swindon please
@Tell_Streetlink visit or call 0300 500 0914.”
A Wiltshire Council gritter on the A350. Picture: @WiltshireWinter
  • Wiltshire Council’s gritting lorries are out ploughing snow and spreading salt – “Please bear with us and be patient as we try to clear as many roads as possible,” said a spokesman. A major incident has been declared on the A303, where many vehicles were trapped for hours, and drivers are advised to avoid routes to it.
  • Saturday’s New Eastern Villages (NEV) drop-in event to enable people to view proposals for four major transport schemes in the east of Swindon has been postponed due to the adverse weather.

    The event was due to be held on Saturday in the main hall of Grange Leisure Centre, Grange Drive, SN3 4JY between 9am and 1pm. A new date for the drop-in event will be scheduled in due course.



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