Police warn of heavy snow
5:03pm Thursday 17th January 2013 in News
Dyfed-Powys Police is warning members of the public that there is a high possibility of heavy snowfall on the way and reminding them to take sensible precautions.
Police Officers throughout Dyfed-Powys have been going the extra mile to protect residents and 4x4 vehicles are being made available to areas expected to be worse hit by the weather, to enable officers to respond to emergency calls.
With the severe weather conditions set to continue police are asking the public to use the 999 system responsibly and only in cases of real emergencies – and for all non-emergency matters call 101.
Chief Superintendent Steve Hughson said: “We are continuing to work hard with our partners to ensure that we provide an effective service in response to incidents. I would also like to remind people of the need to take sensible precautions in heavy snow and not to place themselves at risk unnecessarily.
“We advise people to keep an eye on the weather forecast for their area and only travel when necessary. We have measures in place to respond to emergencies and are working closely with our partner agencies to reach the people that need us most.”
Stay safe in adverse weather conditions:
• Please do not walk on frozen ponds or lakes, the water may not be frozen underneath the surface
• If the roads are treacherous and have not been treated with salt please only drive if absolutely necessary and then drive slowly and carefully, allowing extra time for your journey. If you have to travel please take appropriate warm clothing, a hot drink, some food – and a fully-charged mobile phone.
• If you have to drive in snow or ice use your dipped headlights, try not to make harsh, jerky manoeuvres, keep in a high gear and don’t brake too fast. If you should need to abandon your vehicle make sure it does not block the carriageway for other road users.
For further information checkout the Dyfed-Powys Police Facebook and Twitter sites – or alternatively visit: www.traffic-wales.com www.walesresilience.gov.uk www.metoffice.gov.uk - 08709000100