road link through Leswa Bypass would soon be opened as ice clearing
Many airports have a snow control center (SCC) for managing activities like snow and ice clearing
operations, reporting field conditions and informing airport traffic on field or through Notams.
Such a location also demands serious snow and ice clearing
equipment to deal with the onslaught of winter weather.
Rail operators have new snow and ice clearing
machines, and airports have bought snow clearing equipment, runway sweepers, de-icers and improved forecasting gear.
The money was spent on bolstering snow and ice clearing
equipment and increasing staff levels.
The date of ice clearing
was taken as the earliest date when a largely ice-free area was charted in the domain of interest.
This year, however, over 70 volunteer groups have been working closely with Streetscene to provide an enhanced snow and ice clearing
service in local communities.
As for paying for more snow and ice clearing
equipment, under threats of transport cuts, how about digging into the ''ring-fenced'' pounds 3bn overseas aid budget?
It might be argued that we should invest many millions of pounds in better snow and ice clearing
resources, but based on the temperatures of the last 30 years, that would not seem to be justified.
Meanwhile, at Cork Airport temperatures reached as low as -5C overnight, and snow and ice clearing
teams worked through the night to keep the runway open for flights.
Terry Ewers, from Abergavenny, did some ice clearing
on John's Pool at Lower Pen y Clawdd Farm, Raglan, then baited with bread and landed a trio of 6lb carp.