We’d like to thank all the carers and staff who have stayed on, braved the elements, made their way in and gone above and beyond in these adverse conditions.
But that does mean if you have to venture out, taking extra care. This advice from the AA UK on driving in snowy and icey conditions, is helpful;
– Go slow, stopping distances are 10 times longer and take all manoeuvres gently
– Wear comfortable, dry shoes for driving.
– Pull away in second gear, easing your foot off the clutch gently to avoid wheel-spin.
– Uphill – leave plenty of room or wait until it’s clear so you don’t have to stop part way up.
– Keep a constant speed and try to avoid having to change gear on the hill.
– Downhill – slow down before the hill, use a low gear and try to avoid braking. Leave as much room as you can to the car in front.
– If you have to use your brakes, apply them gently.
– If you do get stuck, straighten the steering and clear the snow from the wheels. Put a sack or old rug in front of the driving wheels to give the tyres some grip.
– Prioritise your own safety