In response to all the questions about our side roads and when the situation will improve, our thank you to Councillor Martin Rhodes who has sent the latest information he has received from Glasgow City Council. Obviously, the situation changes by the hour. The situation as at 4.00pm yesterday was –
2 March 2018: 4pm –
* Road Surface Temperatures to remain below 0 C until 9am Sunday; temperatures forecast to steadily improve over the next 10 days.
* 510 Operatives and 59 front-line managers and supervisors delivering winter services.
* Roads – 22 large gritting vehicles treating secondary routes throughout today. Single treatment to Priority 1 routes this evening.
* Parks & Streetscene – 41 mechanised gritting vehicles focussing on residential areas.
* External operatives and plant continue to clear access pathways to residential areas.
* Inspectorate and technical staff co-ordinating and managing external resources.
* 4 temporary patching squads attending potholes on main routes.
* Cleansing service assisting with snow clearance and/or street litter removal.
* All main roads running clear with exception of Balmore Road. Currently being inspected.
* CCTV cameras and on-site inspections indicate that approx. 30% of residential roads are passable. Resources will continue to plough and grit residential roads Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
* City Centre footways treated today with pathways ploughed and gritted. Many areas with accumulations continue to be treated. City centre footways to be treated again at 0530hrs Saturday.
* Resources continue to clear pathways through residential areas.
* Resources remain available to attend to emergency service requests.
Forward Planning –
* Inspections underway to assess condition of priority footway routes around schools to plan treatment throughout the weekend in advance of return on Monday.
* Areas around football stadia have been attended to and being inspected.
* The objective over the weekend is to make all carriageway routes passable and clear priority footway routes.
* Detailed plans and specialised plant are in place to manage post thaw floods and potholes forming.
* Refuse collection recovery plan has been developed with associated communications. Additional resources are being planned to be deployed to assist with missed collections.