The temperature has noticeably dropped in recent days, and the Council is reminding residents of what they can do to help its 24/7 response team, which keeps the County Borough moving in freezing weather.

The Council has dedicated members of staff who work around the clock when temperatures are forecast to plummet below zero in Rhondda Cynon Taf.

The Council’s Out of Hours response, when freezing temperatures are forecast, include:

  • 10 gritting vehicles out at any one time across the County Borough.
  • More than 267 miles of priority routes being regularly treated.
  • Between 50 and 70 tonnes of salt being laid by gritting vehicles.

Don’t forget, residents can do their bit to help, too. They can:

  • Make use of the 1,250 salt bins across the County Borough.
  • Lay salt from bins provided on roads and footpaths.
  • Ensure vehicles are not blocking access, and park sensibly.
  • Slow down while driving, and drive to the conditions.
  • Have patience when coming across gritting vehicles while driving.

Welsh Water has also published advice for residents to protect taps and pipes during periods of freezing temperatures. Information can be found online here:

Posted on Monday 20th January 2020

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