A further update.

Our lunchtime weather forecast is showing a mix of snow flurries and freezing rain for the rest of the day with heavier snow around teatime tonight, becoming lighter later on. Further occasional snow possible overnight but we expect this to become light and patchy.

We are doing a fourth gritting run today starting at 3:00pm with snow ploughs fitted again.

Even though we have done a number of runs there have been some challenges with the occasional jack knifed lorry and problems at hills with heavy vehicles struggling and stopping other traffic.

We have put extra gritters on the A41 where the police have reported some vehicles being stuck.

We also have extra gritters on the A414.

Where traffic is blocking roads this does mean the gritters may not be able to get round and complete their run as anticipated.

We’re continuing to liaise with the police to deal with any specific issues that come up during the day.

If the situation changes we will update further.