Alert Section

Council Services and the weather

Snow alert

The Met Office has issued a warning for snow in Flintshire.

Stay up to date with the latest information here.

School closures

A decision has been made to close all Flintshire schools on Thursday 8 February 2024. As such, all school transport will not operate tomorrow.

Flintshire Connects

All Connects centres will be closed on Thursday 8 February 2024.

Waste and recycling

All rounds are currently intended to go ahead as usual. Please be aware, however, that there may be some disruption.

All Household Recycling Centre sites in Flintshire will be closed on Thursday 8 February 2024.

Grit bins

We have about 500 grit bins/heaps across the county. We’ve put them in places where we know there may be problems, like steep hills, sharp bends and difficult junctions.

The bins are not there to provide grit for private footways and drives. Please only use them for footways and where there is a problem on the road. Grit can be purchased from most local DIY/hardware stores or builders’ merchants.

Footway Clearance

Paved areas are only treated during severe conditions of ice or snow once the priority road routes have been cleared. This is to make sure resources are used most efficiently.

Resources will be used to treat footways once snow has settled or during periods of prolonged freezing based on priority at places including:

  • Town centre footways and footways in the vicinity of shopping areas
  • Footways in the vicinity of civic buildings
  • Public highway in the vicinity of hospitals
  • Public highway in the vicinity of residential homes/old-age pensioners flats
  • Public highway in the vicinity of day-care centres
  • Public highway in the vicinity of schools (during term times only)
  • Footbridges
  • Bus stops

Road Clearance

During periods of severe weather, we grit and clear snow from 414 miles of priority roads across Flintshire. They are chosen to maintain transport connections for as many communities as possible. They account for approximately 50% of the County’s highways and include at least one access road to each community.

To find out more about road clearance, click here.

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