Posted: 10.02.20 at 19:27 by Zola Hargreaves
Storm Ciara and wintery weather have led the council to announce gritting of all winter salting routes across Cowbridge and the wider area this evening due to predictions of hail and sub-zero road temperatures.
In a statement they said: ''Hail showers are expected early this evening and road surface temperatures predicted to drop to around -0.5.
''Preventative measures will be carried out on all routes.''
From October to April the council provide a highways winter maintenance service.
Salting is normally undertaken anytime between 6.30 pm and 7.00 am, outside of peak traffic periods.
The decision to salt roads with dry rock salt is based on the road surface temperature and not the air temperature. There are 8 ice stations strategically installed to assist with providing real-time data.
These are located at: A4226 Five Mile Lane, A4231 Barry Docks Link Road, A48 Colwinston, A48 St Georges, A48 Cowbridge Viaduct, B4265 Wick and B4270 Llandow.
• Strategic routes and major roads
• Important industrial commercial routes
• Roads providing access in and out of villages and towns
• Roads at risk
For Cowbridge routes being gritted please click the red button below.