Cold Weather Warnings
Current Waste collection service Status:
Friday 2 March: Most rubbish/recycling collections will not take place today although some crews have gone out. If we do not get to you today please leave out double next week on your scheduled collection day. This also applies if we were unable to get to you earlier in the week due to ice. We apologise for the disruption but the weather has resulted in some challenging conditions for the team.
1 March 2018
Heavy snow is expected to hit the Malvern Hills District in the next 24 to 48 hours.
The Met Office is forecasting it will start snowing from midday on Thursday with up to 1 to 2 inches expected to fall during the day. The heaviest of the snow is predicted to fall Thursday night into the early hours of Friday morning with up to 4 inches predicted.
This will be further complicated by temperatures dropping well below freezing overnight. There may be further snow flurries on Saturday but it is expected to turn to rain and sleet by Sunday.
This will cause some disruption to services and make for hazardous driving conditions.
Worcestershire County Council’s highways team is already out gritting and will continue to do so over the next few days. They will also be ploughing to deal with places where snow falls heaviest.
Despite these measures, if the snow falls as expected, then the advice remains only to travel if it is essential to do so. If you must travel then be prepared. West Mercia Police has issued advice on driving in wintry weather here.
Bin collections are also likely to be disrupted on Friday. If you are due a collection on Friday then initially put your bin out for collection in the usual place by 7am and look out for live Updates here.
- Government info
- NHS - keep warm, keep well
- Video on cold weather and health
- Worcs Highways on Twitter
- Malvern Council Twitter