Severe Weather Conditions Continue to Affect Comet country

MOTORISTS were warned this morning about hazardous driving conditions caused by overnight sub zero temperatures. Beds Police said all major roads are clear and traffic is running normally but ice is still affecting side roads that have not been salted. T

MOTORISTS were warned this morning about hazardous driving conditions caused by overnight sub zero temperatures.

Beds Police said all major roads are clear and traffic is running normally but ice is still affecting side roads that have not been salted.

"There have been a few minor accidents but nothing serious. All roads are open and drivers are heeding our advice to drive carefully in the conditions," said a Beds Police spokesman.

Herts Police said all roads in Comet country are open and there have been no major incidents so far. However, extra caution on country roads is being advised.

All schools that were closed in Mid Beds yesterday because of the severe weather conditions remain closed today.

Mid Beds District Council's (MBDC) waste and recycling collection vehicles will not be collecting as normal today (Tuesday) due to icy roads and pavements. The severe overnight frost has made local footways and residential roads too slippery for normal working and the council says it would be dangerous for both public and staff to collect today.

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Yesterday, despite the snow, collections were made as normal from some areas.

People are being asked to put out the appropriate waste and recycling bins as normal but are being asked by MBDC for their understanding in these severe conditions.

Steve Whittaker, MBDC's contract services manager, said: "We hope that the weather will improve today which will allow our contractor to start catching up tomorrow. "Even so, we anticipate that they will need to work this Saturday to complete the week's collections.

"We did manage to do most rounds yesterday but some smaller roads were hard to get down and these too will be collected by the end of the week.

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