Patrick Christys CLASHES with councillor over lack of snow provisions - 'Do you watch the weather reports!?'

Frosty conditions and snow have prompted widespread disruption on transport services and roads across the UK

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A councillor has faced intense scrutiny over the provisions in place across Britain to deal with snow.

Speaking on GB News, Councillor Darren Rodwell, a transport spokesman from the Local Government Association, faced questions on gritting by Patrick Christys.

Patrick asked: “You have a bit of explaining to do, don’t you? Where has all the gritting gone?”

Councillor Darren Rodwell was subject to a grilling from GB News' Patrick Christys.
Councillor Darren Rodwell was subject to a grilling from GB News' Patrick Christys.

In response, Mr Rodwell stated: “We can only do what we can do. We can’t achieve miracles. We had a lot of snowfall in a very short period of time.

“The salt we had out beforehand could only work effectively to a certain level.”

Hitting back, Patrick stated: “Do you watch the weather reports Darren? We all knew it was coming, it didn’t come from nowhere it came from the sky!”

The councillor defended the provisions in place, saying: “Patrick, you’re being very disrespectful to frontline workers who have been gritting since the cold spell started over a week ago.

“I can assure you our staff across all councils across the country are working as hard as they can.

Commuters have been warned over delays across Britain.
Commuters have been warned over delays across Britain.

Patrick continued, joking it took him “15 hours” to get into work, and therefore he is a “more grumpy” version of himself.

Snow and ice continues to wreak havoc across the UK, with further delays expected.

Commuters faced travel chaos on Monday morning as large parts of the UK were hit by ice, fog and snow.

Rod Dennis from the RAC said their teams were “exceptionally busy” on Monday, helping more than 7,500 motorists with breakdowns. He added that this was 50% more than what they would see on a typical Monday in December.

It was the coldest night of the year so far, with temperatures in northern Scotland dipping below minus 15C.

The Met Office said the lowest temperature recorded was minus 15.6C at Braemer in Aberdeenshire, with the five next coldest temperatures all recorded in Scotland, including minus 13.1 at Balmoral.