Gritting teams announce their plans as snow forecast for Sheffield

Gritters will take to the streets of Sheffield tonight as a band of heavy sleet and snow showers move across the country.

Tuesday, 22nd January 2019, 13:46 pm
Updated Tuesday, 22nd January 2019, 13:48 pm

Sheffield Council contractor Amey said its gritting teams were closely monitoring weather conditions with heavy snow already affecting high routes in the city.

The scene looking over Sheffield. Picture: @SnowWatcherUK

It said its gritters had treated all routes at 9.30am this morning and will take to the streets again at 8.30pm tonight, with temperatures expected to plummet to -1°C.

The Met Office has issued a yellow ‘be aware’ warning for ice, which is valid from 4pm today (Tuesday) until 11am on Wednesday.