Monday, November 07, 2011

Blackburn with Darwen Council declares “We are ready” as temperatures start to plummet

Blackburn with Darwen Council is already planning ahead following two year’s unprecedented bad weather.

The first frost arrived today and many residents woke up to a blanket of white covering their cars.

The salt barn at the transport depot in Davyfield Road, Blackburn, is full in preparation for a potential third snowy winter.

The Council is also updating its facebook page BWD Winter throughout the season as usual.

It was launched last year and had 350,000 views throughout the winter period. The page is aimed at keeping residents and organisations informed if the weather turns bad again.

BWD Winter will be kept updated with all news and information relating to the weather including up to date forecasts, gritting, any school closures and bin collection arrangements throughout the winter months.

From October 1, the Council’s winter service continues 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until the last frosts of spring.

Dave Harling, Executive Member for Regeneration, said: “There is speculation as usual about whether we will have a third bad winter spell. We are ready if the snow returns.

“It is crucial that information is sent to residents as quickly as possible if the weather is as bad as last year and services are disrupted. We will be using all the normal channels including our facebook page which had 350,000 views during last year’s winter.

“It is the fastest way to get the information out to people and also a great opportunity for us to engage with our residents.”

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