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Saturday 14 January 2017



Cheshire East Highways have been working to ensure that the borough’s road network remains safe in response to cold temperatures and snow showers that have been seen overnight.

All gritting routes have been treated on three separate occasions since yesterday – at 2pm, 8:30pm and 3am. Around 400 tonnes of salt has been used to treat the network during this period.

Following consultation with the police, the A54 from the Bosley crossroads up to the A537 and the A537 Cat & Fiddle itself were closed yesterday afternoon and remain closed due to ice and snow conditions. We have continued to grit and plough these roads through the night, to ensure that they can be reopened at the earliest opportunity. 

All other roads remain open, but drivers are being advised to leave longer for their journey this morning, and drive with caution in line with the road conditions.

Hand gritting on pavements in higher footfall areas is also being undertaken in the following town centres this morning to help keep them as clear as possible:

· Macclesfield;

· Disley;

· Middlewich;

· Wilmslow;

· Alderley Edge;

· Congleton;

· Poynton;

· Alsager;

· Crewe; and

· Nantwich.

We continue to monitor weather conditions closely, and we are prepared to deploy a further treatment to all routes, if required. Keep up to date with our gritting actions by following @CECHighways on Twitter.

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