Snow and Ice Advice Published

October 24, 2011 Spilsby Online 0

East Lindsey District Council has published the Government’s snow and ice advice so local people are aware that they can clear pavements and public spaces, providing it is done sensibly. With another cold winter forecast, the Government’s code includes: Prevent slips – Pay extra attention to clear snow and ice from steps and steep pathways – you might need to use more salt on these areas. If you clear snow and ice yourself, be careful […]

Compacted snow and new -15 degree salt warning

December 8, 2010 Spilsby Online 0

Compacted snow by day and black ice by night. These are the new headaches for Highways teams, who warn motorists and pedestrians that such problems won’t begin to fade until a slow thaw towards the end of the week. Last week, the county council explained that salt becomes less effective at -8 degrees Celsius. However, after recording temperatures of -14 in some areas this week, the authority now warns that the next marker is -15… […]

Clearing snow and ice from pavements yourself

November 30, 2010 Spilsby Online 0

There’s no law stopping you from clearing snow and ice on the pavement outside your home or from public spaces. It’s unlikely you’ll be sued or held legally responsible for any injuries on the path if you have cleared it carefully. Follow the snow code when clearing snow and ice safely. That is the advice offered by the Government via the Direct Gov website (link below). The snow code – tips on clearing snow and […]