Walsall Council defends response to icy road conditions

Related Stories

Walsall Council has defended itself after motorists complained of icy conditions on the roads.

Several callers to BBC WM complained about the conditions during Tuesday afternoon with one comparing roads in Willenhall to an ice rink.

The council said a "heavy localised snowstorm" struck during the afternoon.

A council spokesman said the snow appeared to freeze as soon as it hit the ground and it would investigate why this happened.

He said eight gritters had been immediately sent out and were out until midnight.

Councillor Tom Ansell, cabinet member for transport at the council, also said teams had been out on Monday night and again early Tuesday morning.

On Tuesday, he said the council worked in conjunction with Tarmac gritting the town centre and district centres.

More on This Story

Related Stories

BBC Birmingham & Black Country



17 °C 11 °C


  • HandshakeKiss and make up

    A marriage counsellor on healing the referendum hurt

  • Pellet of plutoniumRed alert

    The scary element that helped save the crew of Apollo 13

  • Burnt section of the Umayyad Mosque in the old city of AleppoBefore and after

    Satellite images reveal Syria's heritage trashed by war

  • Woman on the phone in office10 Things

    The most efficient break is 17 minutes, and more nuggets

  • Amir TaakiDark market

    The bitcoin wallet with controversial users

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.