Government snow and ice advice has been issued by East Lindsey District Council, ahead of any change in the weather.
The advice 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 - don’t make the pathways more dangerous by causing them to refreeze. But don’t be put off clearing paths because you’re afraid someone will get injured. Remember, people walking on snow and ice have responsibility to be careful themselves.
Offer to clear your neighbours’ paths - If your neighbour will have difficulty getting in and out of their home, offer to clear snow and ice around their property as well. Check that any elderly or disabled neighbours are alright in the cold weather. If you’re worried about them, contact your local council.
Along with the Government’s advice, the district council has also published a list of car parks it will try to keep clear during snow and ice.
The Council’s Acting Chief Executive, Stuart Davy, said: “Ahead of the forthcoming winter we’ve invested in new kit to help us treat car parks and have published a list of those car parks we will focus our resources on. We will do the best we can to keep priority car parks in town centres clear of ice and snow as this will enable the community to go about their normal business and it will support the economy.”
The priority local car parks are:
Louth – Queen Street, Town Hall, Meridian Leisure Centre, North Gate, Cornmarket, Kidgate and Market Place.
Mablethorpe – Station Sports Car Park.
The Government’s snow and ice guide can be viewed at www.e-lindsey.gov.uk/snowandice.
Lincolnshire County Council is the authority responsible for road gritting.