The impacts of snow on the transport network, particularly on road and air transport can be mitigated by winter maintenance actions taken by the appropriate authorities (i.e. gritting).
When accompanied by strong winds, snow can drift, which can cause large variations in snow depth and make it difficult to carry out successful mitigating action.
Exposure to snow and cold temperatures can increase the chance of hypothermia, cold related injuries and health complications.
What are we doing in North Yorkshire?
We work together to plan for:
- Public awareness
- Production of multi-agency plans to manage the effects of severe weather events including any impact on utility networks.
- Working with emergency services, local authorities and other agencies to develop flood response plans and procedures
- Communicating with housing developers to incorporate flood protection into new developments
For more information visit the Met Office website Heavy Snow section.