Bridgend County Borough Council,Civic Offices, Angel Street, Bridgend, CF31 4WB

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Severe weather

The ‘Beast from the East 2’ is hitting the UK and widespread weather alerts are in place. 

Look out for latest updates at Twitter and Facebook.

Latest update, Sunday 18 March, 9.15pm

This will be the final update for Sunday evening. 

Roads: Freezing conditions have been forecast overnight. All main routes are currently clear, but the Bwlch mountain road remains closed. Work has been undertaken to clear snow and ice from a number of busy side-roads, with priority given to those with steep inclines in areas such as e.g. Nantymoel and Ogmore Vale.

All main routes have been gritted, but remain alert for ice when using roads and footpaths as grit is not as effective below certain temperatures.

Schools: While the majority of schools are expected to be open as normal tomorrow, some schools in valley areas may be affected by the freezing conditions forecast overnight. Head teachers will be issuing updates so please check the school closures page for latest news – you can find it at

Recycling and waste: Collections are scheduled to go ahead as normal tomorrow, although due to the overnight forecast, some may start later than usual to give temperatures a chance to rise. Progress will be monitored throughout the day and further updates will be issued.

Latest update, Sunday 18 March, 6.10pm

Roads: All main routes are clear however the Blwch is still closed at the moment. Work has been undertaken to clear snow and ice from the side roads, focussing on those with steep inclines including those in Nant-y-Moel and Ogmore Vale. Some footpaths are likely to require further treatment tomorrow morning so please take care. The gritters will be out treating the roads again tonight as temperatures are due to drop to below zero.

Schools: It is anticipated that all schools will be open as normal tomorrow.

Latest update, Sunday 18 March, 3.15pm

Recycling and waste: Collections are scheduled to go ahead as normal tomorrow. As there are warnings in place for ice overnight, most crews will start collections later than normal to give the temperature a chance to rise. Progress will be monitored throughout the day.

Snow update, Sunday 18 March 2018, 10.15am

Roads: Our gritters have been out since 6am this morning treating roads and have just gone back out again at 10am. All main roads are currently passable with care.

Recycling and waste: Collections for tomorrow are currently being monitored. All recycling centres, except for Maesteg are currently open.

Schools: We are expecting to open most schools tomorrow but please check our online schools page for updates later on.

The current forecast predicts that the snow fall will stop by lunchtime and that disruption to services should be minimal. Please check this page again later for further updates as well as our Facebook and Twitter accounts, thanks.

Weather the winter

Severe winter weather can cause a great deal of disruption and often forces the council to make changes to services at short notice.

However, the authority has plans in place to ensure that it can continue to provide essential frontline services during such periods.
This page is intended to keep you up to date with the latest news on our services and provide you with information about how the council prepares for and deals with winter weather.

Don’t forget that you can follow us on Facebook and look out for our #BCBCwinter updates at Twitter.

Use the following severe winter weather hyperlinks to find out more: 

Last Updated: 18/03/2018
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