This is a message from Salford Local Authority
Storm Emma, with strong winds and continuing snow may not hit Salford as hard as other parts of the country, but we still need to be prepared today and tomorrow.
The Met office has a yellow weather warning in place so keep an eye on conditions as they can change rapidly.
Transport for Greater Manchester, Highways England and Urban Vision will post regular updates on Twitter.
We’re trying to keep business going as normal but only if safe to do so. If you’re driving slow down and leave much longer stopping distances between you and the vehicle in front.
It’s okay to reschedule meetings till the weather improves, if you would need to travel off site for them and dress for warmth and the weather, which may be different from normal business standards.
Schools will alert parents/carers to closures but you can check on school closures in Salford at www.salford.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/school-closures/
Please check on elderly or vulnerable neighbours who may not be able to get out in these conditions and may need some help.
We have emergency accommodation for rough sleepers. If you’re concerned about anyone direct them to 7 Wesley Street, Swinton before 4.30pm or Salford Loaves and Fishes, Paddington Close, Pendleton today (Thursday.) Outside office hours our emergency number is 0161 794 8888.
If you’re considering joining any of the big Spring Clean events over the weekend, check the weather carefully and, if still on, wrap up warm. Lots of thin layers are more effective at trapping heat and keeping you warm.
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