Ready to tackle winter's icy blast.
A WEATHER alert system is primed to keep Redcar and Cleveland moving if conditions deteriorate, the borough council says.
From gritters and waste collections to status updates on schools, the council says its alerts system is well placed to keep people up to speed with the latest on the impact of any wintry weather.
The alerts system will provide up-to-the-minute information on school closures, flooding, snow and ice, roads affected by bad weather, gritting services and general council services.
The council will also be using the system to flag up the effects adverse weather could have on its refuse and recycling collections.
Councillor Helen McLuckie, Cabinet member for highways, planning and transport, said: "Plans are in place to ensure Redcar and Cleveland is well prepared to cope if we suf-suffer from severe weather this winter.
"Large amounts of salt are in place to fill over 340 salt bins across the borough and a fleet of gritters and other specialist vehicles are operating from the mine at Boulby, as well as other locations, doing all they can to keep the roads safe once again.
"Other services across the council are also prepared to ensure essential services can still be delivered in the event of severe weather."
Visit www.redcar-|cleveland.gov.uk and search "winter service plan."