Winter weather: Waste collection services continue, drivers urged to be mindful of conditions
OFFICIALS are urging North East Lincolnshire residents to be mindful of the freezing temperatures currently affecting the borough and to only make journeys when necessary.
Meanwhile, the council has stated that all waste and recycling collection crews out on their rounds will be collecting rubbish from as many households as possible.
Councillor Peter Wheatley, portfolio holder for regeneration and environment, said: “The winter of 2010, where temperatures fell to below zero for days on end, means our staff and services have some very recent experience of what these conditions are like.
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“We are doing all we can with gritting crews working around the clock and waste and recycling staff are doing all they can to collect waste, whilst prioritising everyone’s safety.
“We ask residents to be patient as the waste collection crews are experiencing some problems travelling down side streets where icy conditions are proving too hazardous. In addition some of the vehicles’ hoist mechanisms have frozen disrupting some collections.
“However, where staff are not able to carry out their normal duties, such as parks maintenance, they are out and about collecting waste from side streets where vehicles are unable to travel. I want to reassure residents that we are doing all we can to keep things moving and keeping services operating as normal.”
Temperatures are expected to remain below freezing throughout the day with the possibility of isolated light snow showers at times.
Another severe frost is predicted overnight into Thursday with temperatures of around -6c in urban areas.