Severe Weather

Severe weather such as gales, floods, snowfall and extremes of temperatures can cause damage to homes, businesses, put lives at risk and can disrupt transportation and local services.

Torfaen County Borough Council plays an important part in assessing the risks associated with severe weather and the co-ordinated response needed in the recovery from any severe weather event.

For information on any current weather warnings or any forecast severe weather visit the Met Office website.

Transportation & Roads

During severe weather roads can become blocked and public transportation can be limited. Torfaen County Borough Council co-ordinates the clearing of roads in the borough and tries to keep the primary routes open as a priority. Residential and minor roads may remain unclear so care is advised if travelling during severe weather.

Advice on any road closures or restrictions to public transport will be broadcast on your local radio stations and you may be advised to leave your car at home.

To find out more information on road conditions or closures

AA Road Watch - Tel: 0900 340 1100 or visit AA Roadwatch

Traffic Wales Information - Tel: 0845 602 6020 or visit Traffic Wales

School Closures

It may sometimes be necessary to close schools during periods of freezing weather or snowfall.

As well as updates from the local media, residents can get regular updates on this website, or by following the Councils social media pages: or

Utility Failures

Periods of severe weather can affect the supply of utilities such as Power, Water, Gas, and Telecommunications services to the home.

Utility failures can be reported using the contact details on the emergency contacts page.

Last Modified: 05/12/2018
For more information contact:

Emergency Management
Tel: 01495 762200

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