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Army on stand-by for North Powys

Created on 02/03/2018 @ 16:45
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The army is believed to be on stand-by and ready to provide urgent help if needed as the worst of the storm is expected to hit us this evening.

The announcement was made by a County Council cabinet member, and an army Land Rover was spotted driving down Brookfield Road, on Red Bank, this afternoon. The Army has already been providing operational support in Shropshire.

The area has been clearing up most of the day, but forecasters said that by 4pm we could expect the start of a heavy storm, and right on the mark, it started to snow.

Powys County Council cabinet member, Cllr Myfanwy Alexander, posted on Facebook: “Latest update: the Army are on stand-by to help us here in North Powys and more heavy snow is forecast for the next few hours.

“Please, please stay off the roads. We have ambulances we need to recover; we have medical staff we are trying to make sure reach their patients. Is the reason for your leaving the house more important than those jobs?

“I know it is a nuisance, and inconvenient and sometimes it will mean that we can't see people we love very much and are longing to see but if you venture out and get into difficulty, you will make it worse for those who are out saving lives. Be a Fireside Hero - stay in and help others.”

The latest forecast is telling us that we can expect it to snow through to the morning with the temperature only heading towards positive territory by around noon tomorrow.

PICTURE: The canal at Welshpool this afternoon


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