Image demonstrating Update on Storm Arwen 11.45am 27/11

Update on Storm Arwen 11.45am 27/11

The County Council is working round the clock as part of its response to Storm Arwen. 
Staff have been very busy during the night with the Fire Service responding to 96 incidents, Local Services teams dealing with over 100 calls about trees coming down and other issues on the road network whilst also having to deal with snow clearance and gritting on all routes in very treacherous conditions.   
The Public Protection team handled approximately 60 calls covering a range of issue including a tree damaging a house and rehousing an elderly couple due to damage to a gable wall.   
However there is still a Met Office yellow warning in place for wind until 6pm today and we now have a yellow warning for ice from 5pm today until 11am Sunday. 
Unfortunately, our out of hours phone lines were affected by the storm and we are currently working to restore this. Residents are asked to be patient at this time. In an emergency 999 can still be contacted. 
Teams are continuing to work with partner organisations throughout Saturday to respond to issues and ensure the road network remains open.   
This is a dynamic situation and while winds speeds have reduced issues are continuing to arise, with regular updates being provided to the public via the council’s communications channels. 
Winter services teams will be out this afternoon and again through the night as sub-zero temperatures across the county and snow on high level routes are expected. We will also be undertaking primary and secondary route treatments and key footpaths on Sunday morning in response to the forecast low temperature. 
Due to the very poor on-going conditions people are asked not to travel if at all possible. 
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