Suffolk roads gritting, recycling and schools update @ 11:00 Monday 6 February 2012


Following a further night of freezing temperatures, Suffolk County Council’s gritting teams have this morning completed treatment of all priority one and two routes. Later today, they will move onto minor roads in Suffolk’s towns and rural areas with some crews treating footways. Farmers have now been stood down. Treatment will continue this week.

Matt Riches, Suffolk County Council’s Head of Winter Maintenance, said:


“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Suffolk’s farmers and our gritting teams for their tireless work over a difficult 48 hours. We will continue assessing conditions and will be treating roads and footways to keep Suffolk moving. It’s important that all road users and pedestrians continue to proceed with caution and not assume that a road or footway is free of ice, even if treated.”

Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs)

All of Suffolk’s Household Waste Recycling Centres and Community Recycling Centres have opened as usual this morning.


Five schools are reporting to be closed today and nine are reporting delayed opening (approx 10:00). Of the five closed schools, two (Blundeston CEVCP School and Great Cornard Middle School) are shut because of heating/power problems and a third was already planned to be closed today. All remaining schools are open as usual. Parents are being advised to check the county council’s school closures website, and their child's school website, for information. The county council's website is: 

By Andrew St Ledger on February 6th, 2012