Posted: Fri 10th Mar 2023

Latest update from Flintshire Council on services during the snow and icy weather

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Friday, Mar 10th, 2023

Flintshire Council has issued an update on its services this morning, Friday, March 10, following heavy snow overnight.

Heavy snowfall in Flintshire has caused treacherous driving conditions this morning, leading to road closures and travel disruptions. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The Met Office issued an amber warning for snow, which has now ended, however, further yellow alerts for snow and ice remain in place until 10am on Saturday. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Flintshire Council said: “As forecasted, heavy snowfall overnight has caused significant disruption into Friday morning.”

“Snow accumulations will be quite variable across the county, but in places enough to close roads where drifting has occurred and may make access to some communities difficult or impossible, perhaps enough to bring down some trees and branches and perhaps affect utility lines too.”

“Any freezing rain will give treacherous conditions underfoot – even if snow amounts are low.”

Schools

All Schools in Flintshire will be closed on Friday 10 March 2023.

Social Care

All day care and learning disability centres will closed on Friday 10 March 2023.

Home care visits are continuing to be made with many home care workers making the journey by foot to reach vulnerable residents, along with the assistance of 4 x 4 vehicles to reach the most remote parts of Flintshire.

Council and Sheltered Housing

Council house repair services are continuing to operate with a focus on emergency and urgent work. Tenants with pre-booked appointments are being contacted by phone.

As temperatures drop significantly overnight and into tomorrow, some tenants may experience problems with their heating systems.   For more information please visit: https://www.flintshire.gov.uk/en/Resident/Housing/Boiler-not-working.aspx or contact the Council Housing Repairs line on 01352 701660.

Our Estate caretakers are continuing visits to sheltered housing estates to ensure footways are clear and treated.

Our Accommodation Support service are completing visits to our vulnerable tenants, where safe to do so, and will also be contacting our tenants by phone.

Flintshire Connects Centres and administrative council buildings

All Flintshire Connects Centres and administrative buildings are closed today Friday 10 March 2023.

Garden Waste Collections

All garden waste collections are suspended today (10/3/23) and tomorrow Saturday 11 March.

Crews will be deployed to assist with gritting and snow clearing operations.

There will be no re-collection of garden waste for suspended rounds.  Please present your garden waste on your next usual collection day.

Waste and Recycling

All waste collection services (black bin, food and recycling) are suspended today (10/3/23).

Black bins scheduled for collection today (10/3/23) will be collected on Saturday (11/3/23), subject to the prevailing weather conditions overnight tonight and into Saturday, and available resources.  Further updates will be provided later today.

Food waste scheduled for collection today (10/3/23) will be collected on Sunday (12/3/23), again subject to the prevailing weather conditions and available resources.

We were unable able to safely complete all food waste and recycling collections yesterday (9/3/2023).  Recycling not collected yesterday will be collected next Thursday (16/3/23).

The majority of black bin collections yesterday (9/3/23) were completed.   If it was unsafe for us to get to you yesterday, please present your black bin for collection on Monday, 13 March.

Household Recycling Centres

All household recycling centres are closed today Friday 10 March 2023.

Highways and footways

All crews have been out overnight gritting and snow clearing on priority routes and will continue to focus on these areas throughout the current weather event.

All planned highway and grounds works have been suspended today (10/3/23).  Crews have been deployed to assist with gritting operations.

Street cleansing operations have been suspended today (10/3/23).  Crews have been redeployed to snow clearing priority areas.

Libraries and Leisure Centres

For the most update information about libraries and leisure centres in Flintshire go to Aura.Wales

Public Transport

There continues to be significant disruption to public transport.  To see how public transport is affected near you go to:  https://www.flintshire.gov.uk/en/Resident/Streetscene/Bus-timetables.aspx 

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