Treacherous ‘ice rink’ conditions outside Hatfield school
“ICE rink” roads and pavements around a Hatfield school saw parents and children “sliding around all over the place” this morning (Tuesday).
Former Lib Dem Parliamentary candidate Paul Zukowskyj attacked the County Council’s lack of gritting around The Ryde School, in Pleasant Rise.
Mr Zukowskyj said: “Last year there was a huge furore over the council’s preparedness for inclement weather, particularly snow, and we were assured that they were much better prepared.
“But I’ve just taken my daughter to school and roads outside schools are supposed to be a priority for gritting.
“It was like an ice rink this morning and parents and children were sliding around all over the place.”
You may also want to watch:
A county council spokeswoman said schools were not a priority area for gritting and the main focus was on “A-roads, B-roads routes in and out of villages and bus routes”.
Pavements would also be gritted as a secondary concern after main roads.
- 1 Upgrades to key shopping street will leave town 'well-placed' for future
- 2 Icy weather continues to suspend bin collections
- 3 Post delayed due to staff self-isolating at Royal Mail
- 4 Isabel Hospice closed to new admissions due to staff sickness
- 5 Police disperse large group near the university
- 6 More than 15 social housing homes open at £6.7 million development
- 7 The latest court results for Welwyn Hatfield and Potters Bar
- 8 COVID-19: Cases fall by hundreds but still above national average
- 9 Police attend funeral as residents voice concerns about 'social distancing'
- 10 Fine issued to funeral director after ‘clear and blatant breach’ of coronavirus rules
She added: “Schools are offered salt so they can make sure access is safe.”