Freezing temperatures on the way

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TEMPERATURES are expected to drop to freezing, with icy conditions making already wet and flooded roads even more hazardous.

Motorists are being urged to take extra care as temperatures overnight fall to zero.

Wiltshire Council's highways teams and the Highways Agency will be monitoring the situation carefully and salting certain routes if necessary but is warning people to drive according to the conditions and never assume a road has been treated.

Teams from Wiltshire Council are already dealing with flooded roads and properties and people who see a blocked road are being asked to report it, although it may take some time for the team to reach minor roads. People who want to report a highway issue can call Clarence on 01225 777234.

Despite the improved weather over the last two days, groundwater continues to be an issue especially in the south of the county.

Details of flooding issues can also be found on the Environment Agency website at

Updates on road conditions are given through the council’s @WiltshireWinter twitter account. People can follow this for up-to-date information during any adverse weather.

This work is being coordinated by the Local Resilience Forum (LRF) which prepares for, responds to and helps with the recovery from local major incidents and emergencies.

For updated road closures and advice on flooding visit the council's website on


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