Gritting to continue as temperatures will remain low for Hull and East Yorkshire
THE local authorities are continuing to battle the cold weather.
East Riding Council's 17-strong gritter fleet has been out treating the road network and has carried out spot salting on higher grounds, as temperatures continue to fall below freezing.
Work is continuing on some parts of the Wolds and higher ground, removing large accumulations of snow from some roads to provide access.
Grounds and street sweeping staff are continuing to fill salt bins and top up salt piles for use by residents while also clearing ice and snow in busy pedestrian areas.
Cold temperatures remained yesterday with sporadic snow showers, with up to 2cm falling in places.
Temperatures last night dropped to -2C and any ground water, as a result of the brief thaw, has frozen again causing icy conditions on footpaths and roads.
John Skidmore, head of streetscene services at East Riding Council, said: "The council is continuing its round-the-clock operations, in accordance with its winter maintenance plan, but would urge residents to take care when out and about."
"We continue to advise motorists to only make essential journeys, drive to the conditions, allow extra time for travel and stay to the treated network, wherever possible."
In Hull, the snow will subside for the rest of the week but temperatures will remain low, reaching 3C during the day.
In the East Riding it is a similar story but temperatures could fall to -6C. There is also the chance of snow showers on higher ground.