Winter Weather - Be Prepared

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People in Dundee are being urged to take care as temperatures plummet in the city.

Gritter crews will be out across the city, covering hundreds of kilometres of roads and footways.

To put the scale of their task in perspective, if all Dundee’s adopted roads were laid end to end they would reach to Birmingham - and the city’s adopted pavements would stretch to Plymouth.

Furthermore, as conditions change it may be necessary to treat surfaces more than once.

Convener of Community Safety and Public Protection Committee Alan Ross said: β€œAs the icy weather approaches, I would urge you to be prepared, be careful and be patient.

β€œAlready this winter we have experienced difficult underfoot conditions caused by icy weather, which has posed additional challenges for social care services and our colleagues in the NHS.

β€œIf you are going out on foot, take care as pavements may be slippery. And I would urge drivers to be mindful of the conditions.”

Councillor Ross added that members of the public can make use of over 750 grit bins across the city.

The weather can change quickly, so it’s important to keep up to date with the latest weather and adapt to conditions.

The NHS has also issued advice to the public about how to look after common winter illnesses at home and where to access the best care for you.

A spokesperson for NHS Tayside said: "Winter is always a very busy time for health services and, over the past few months, Tayside’s doctors, nurses and other clinical staff have been working hard to make sure that health and social care services are ready for the winter months

For more information, and to find out how you can help your community, please visit the council's Winter Weather Page on the website. Our interactive Winter Maintenance Map is available here.

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