Winter weather returns

Thursday 21st March 2013 – 4.40pm – Steve Parry.

For some, Spring may have sprung but the wintry conditions are set to continue with more snow and ice on the way over the weekend.

Weather reports indicate disruptive snowfall is most likely across the northern half of the West Midlands region. In these areas the snow is expected to start falling during the early hours of Friday, resulting in some very difficult conditions during the morning rush hour, and is expected to continue through Friday into Friday night and Saturday morning.  During Saturday the snow will become lighter and gradually die out.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “With the weather conditions expected to deteriorate over the weekend, the public are being advised to take extra care on the roads.

“In those areas affected by snowfall we would urge people to allow additional time for their journey and make sure you have warm clothing, a mobile phone and warm drinks in your vehicle before you set off.”

The public is also being urged to make sure they ‘choose well’ when they access the NHS at this time. The 999 service is for life-threatening conditions and emergencies, such as chest pain, stroke, serious blood loss or a state of unconsciousness.  Other agencies, such as NHS Direct on 0845 46 47, are available to offer advice and assistance on less urgent cases.

 

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Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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