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MP welcomes cash for potholes

road potholeLeicestershire has been allocated £1,491,977 for local road repair, a move welcomed by the MP for Harborough, Oadby and Wigston, Sir Edward Garnier.

Writing on his website, the MP said potholes damage cars and disrupt journeys.

During this parliament, the government will invest £4.5 billion on local roads maintenance:

The MP continued…

Sir Edward Garnier
Sir Edward Garnier

“The £168 million that was announced in the budget for England will be allocated through a bid based Fund, with further guidance on the application process published in the coming weeks.
“Introducing competition to the process will help drive efficiency and I hope that Leicestershire County Council submits a strong application for funding.”

During the coming months a number of areas in Enderby and Blaby District are to be the subject of carriageway maintenance.

» Edward Garnier MP (website)

Road users warned to check weather forecasts

A snow alert remains in place for Leicestershire today and road users are being warned to check weather forecasts before travelling over the next few days.

The Met Office snow alert for Leicestershire is for Sunday evening and Monday morning.

Road users are being warned to check weather forecasts before travelling as snow is set to fall in parts of Leicestershire

Saturday night will remain dry and clear but it will be frosty with temperatures falling to -2C.

Sunday will start cloudy and dry with a band of snow forecast for parts of the region in the evening. There will be up to 1 to 3 cm of snow in places.

Daytime temperature 0C, falling to -2C at night.

On Monday, an area of sleet and snow is forecast to hit the East Midlands in the early morning, becoming lighter. However, more snow is expected later in the day. Through the day there is the risk of 5 cm of snow in places. Maximum daytime temperature 0C. Night maximum -1C.

More snow showers are expected on Tuesday.

The Highways Agency is advising drivers to be aware of disruption to travel due to the snow and to plan for their journey before they set out.

Useful links:

See the Highways Agency website for more traffic and travel updates:
»  www.highways.gov.uk/traffic-information

See Leicestershire County Council’s advice on winter weather:
»  www.leics.gov.uk/winterweather

See the five-day forecast for Leicester and Leicestershire at:
» www.thisisleicestershire.co.uk/weather from the Leicester Mercury website.

» The Met Office on Facebook

» BBC Leicester Road Travel Information

» Leicestershire Police Winter Driving Advice


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