CHESHIRE West and Chester Council is ‘working around the clock’ to deal with the big freeze and heavy snowfall.
A spokesperson said: “Cheshire West and Chester Council’s Highways Service and its maintenance contractor, BAM Nuttall, continue to work around the clock to cope with the prolonged spell of freezing conditions and overnight snowfall.
“Despite the heavy snow last night, all roads across the borough remain open to traffic.
“Our priority is to keep the main roads across the borough open to traffic but other roads are being gritted when there is a particular safety issue and resources permit.
“The authority has sufficient salt stocks to cope with the forecast weather and we are in regular contact with the Government Office and our salt supplier, Salt Union Limited, to monitor salt levels to ensure we maintain safe driving conditions on main routes whilst these severe weather conditions persist.”
The lowest temperature so far today (Wednesday, December 22), according to the weather station based on the roof of West Cheshire College’s Handbridge campus, was -2.9°C at 10.32am. At its highest the temperature rose to above freezing – 1.6°C at 2.36pm.