Zetland FM Local News - 1st March 2018
It's been yet another night of snow and wintery conditions across our area;
Volunteers from the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team were called into action yesterday;
...and Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council is encouraging rough sleepers to get in touch so the local authority can try and help find them accommodation and get appropriate support particularly during the current spell of cold weather.
It's been yet another night of snow and wintery conditions across our area.
Heavy snow overnight is once again causing problems on the roads and public transport this morning.
Numerous routes in our area have been affected, including Apple Orchard Bank on the A174, Skelton Ellers, Saltburn Bank, Ormesby Bank and routes onto the moors, including the A171 at Birkbrow have all been affected by significant volumes of snow, with many minor routes in our area are affected by snow and ice.
The severe weather conditions, which are being nicknamed 'The Beast from the East', are expected to affect our area for the rest of this week.
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Volunteers from the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team were called into action yesterday.
The wintery weather, saw some of the Team deployed to assist the medical services in East Cleveland.
The Team used its 4x4 vehicles to ferry district nurses from Skelton to some of their essential home visits in the hamlets and villages around the town.
The Team also transported a vulnerable elderly lady, who lived on her own in a remote house, to a residential care home in Loftus.
Ten members of the team were involved in the deployment for around three hours.
Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council is encouraging rough sleepers to get in touch so the local authority can try and help find them accommodation and get appropriate support particularly during the current spell of cold weather.
The council has a response to assisting rough sleepers all year round with the No Second Night Out scheme, which is a Government initiative aiming to make sure that no-one new to the street has to spend more than one night sleeping rough.
Another initiative, the Severe Weather Emergency Protocol, is in place in the event of severe weather conditions, where the temperature has been below 0 degrees Celsius for three consecutive days. In this instance, emergency temporary accommodation can be arranged until the weather improves.
The council also encourages the public to make a report if they see a rough sleeper, so they can get the support they need.
To make a report, call 01287 612444 or call the national rough sleeper hotline, StreetLink, on 0300 500 0914.