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Brighton Council issues freezing weather warning

Besi Besemar January 12, 2017

Brighton and Hove City Council expect treacherous road conditions this evening and are advising people to avoid travelling wherever possible during the severe weather.

A full gritting round of the city was conducted last night (Wednesday), however the situation is constantly changing which the council say they are closely monitoring.

A council spokesperson said: “A concern is that if we have rain today this will wash grit and salt away. A subsequent drop in temperature, possibly combined with any snow, sleet or rain, could lead to dangerous road conditions. We will be undertaking another full gritting round from 4pm.  As always this covers all ‘A’ roads and other busier roads along which most journeys are made. It cannot cover many lesser routes and residential streets, where extreme care should be taken.”