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Ice warning for motorists
8:32am Friday 10th January 2014 in News
MOTORISTS across the county are also being urged to drive carefully today as freezing temperatures are likely to cause icy conditions on already wet and flooded roads.
With road surface temperatures forecast to drop below zero tonight, driving conditions are likely to become hazardous. Wiltshire Council's highways teams and the Highways Agency will be monitoring the situation carefully and salting certain routes if necessary. People should drive according to the conditions and never assume a road has been treated.
Teams from Wiltshire Council are already out in force, dealing with flooded roads and properties. People who see a blocked road are being asked to report it, although it may take some time for the team to reach minor roads. If people wish to report a highway issue, they can call Clarence on 01225 777234.
Despite the improved weather, groundwater continues to be an issue especially in the south of the county.
Details of flooding issues can also be found on the Environment Agency website at www.environment-agency.gov.uk Updates on road conditions are given through the council’s @WiltshireWinter twitter account. People can follow this for up-to-date information during any adverse weather.
This work is being coordinated by the Local Resilience Forum (LRF) which prepares for, responds to and helps with the recovery from local major incidents and emergencies.
For updated road closures and advice on flooding visit the council's website on www.wiltshire.gov.uk
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