21st Sep, 2019

Snow and ice warning issued for Bromsgrove, Rubery and South Birmingham

DRIVERS and pedestrians are being warned to take care on the roads and pavements today following a weekend of snow and ice.

Treacherous conditions are expected for Bromsgrove, Rubery and South Birmingham after another night of freezing temperatures and a yellow warning for snow was also in place.

People are urged to allow plenty of time for their journeys and motorists, if they had not used their cars over the weekend, are advised to make sure they are completely clear of snow and all windows and mirrors are clear.

They should also adjust their driving to the conditions.

Highways England’s Head of Road Safety, Richard Leonard, said: “Our gritter drivers will be out treating our roads around the clock but it is still important to drive to the conditions when snow is forecast.

“Make sure you keep your distance and reduce your speed if you need to travel because, even in conditions that seem normal and when the snow is not settling, it can be slippery if ice patches have formed, or where fresh salt has not been worked into the carriageway.

“Drivers should plan their journeys, monitor weather reports and pack a snow kit of blankets, food, water and a shovel if they really need to travel.

There are some schools affected in the area today.

Rednal Hill Infant and Junior School is shut today due to the treacherous conditions on the surrounding roads to the school.

Shenley Academy will open for all years but from 10.45am rather than the usual start time.

 

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