Snow update, Dec 6

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MOST schools in our county are back open this morning, Monday, December 6, but the following campuses are still closed due to the icy conditions:

Caistor Yarborough, Keelby Primary, Legsby Primary and Tealby Primary.

All refuse collections in West Lindsey have again been cancelled.

Major roads in the district still have snow on them and minor roads and footpaths are difficult if not impossible to negotiate.

The council says that unless there is a major change in conditions it is unlikely that refuse collection will take place tomorrow either.

Waste Services Manager Glyn Pilkington said: “The safety of our staff and other road users is of paramount importance to us.

“We are anxious to restart collections as soon as we can but it must be safe for us to do so.

The problems in West Lindsey were compounded last week because the council could not even access its depots at Gainsborough and Market Rasen until Friday so no vehicles could get in or out.

Mr Pilkington added: “On Friday we dug out the depot and cleared snow from both the police and ambulance stations.

“On Saturday and Sunday our staff were out gritting in the Market Place and on Pingle Hill in Gainsborough and today we have crews working in Gainsborough and Market Rasen dealing with the priority routes for the county council.”