Falkirk weather: Gritters target priority roads as only essential travel urged

Falkirk residents are urged not to travel unless the journey is essential as gritters continue to focus on the district's priority routes.

By Kirsty Paterson, Local Democracy Reporting Service
Monday, 8th February 2021, 3:08 pm

Residents are advised to check online for the latest updates as the forecast is for snow showers to continue through this evening and overnight.

As road temperatures drop below zero, there will be a risk of icy patches and snow drifts of 5-8 cm - possibly even 10 cm locally - are also widely expected.

Priority 1 routes - including roads to hospitals, police, fire and ambulance stations - have been treated and will be monitored overnight.

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Falkirk Council has said it is working with the NHS as far as possible to maintain access to testing and vaccination centres.

However, the repeated nature of the forecast snow showers means that they are unlikely to be able to treat lower priority routes.

They stress all areas and journeys should only be undertaken if absolutely essential.

Priority footpaths have been treated and will be monitored.

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