Residents have hit out at Glasgow City Council over a lack of gritting in the city.

For the past two mornings, locals have woken up to sheets of snow and ice as the first snowfall of this winter hits Glasgow. 

Furious Glaswegians have taken to Twitter to voice their concerns, with claims there has been a severe lack of gritting on roads and pavements city-wide. 

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Pam1690 Tweeted: "The roads are awful and you can’t even walk to school the weans falling all over the place!"

Vonnie Sandlan said: "Another cold morning with sheet black ice all over the pavements and roads around Pollok and Crookston.

"Have had to phone the schools to say the kids are going to be late because the conditions are so bad they can barely walk. Come on @GlasgowCC what’s the craic."

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Ash McNally called for gritters to visit the North East of the city.

She Tweeted: "Please send gritters to Robroyston, particularly Auchinkeck Avenue, Glendale."

Linda Scouller added: "Any idea why there are no gritters anywhere to be seen. It is so treacherous out there!"

Meanwhile, Namana Ahmed said they witnessed a number of children fall in the West End yesterday due to the conditions.

He Tweeted: "Have the pavements outside Kelvinbridge subway station been gritted? I saw a few children fall yesterday within half-an-hour?"

SNP councillors Elaine McSporran and Alex Wilson wrote to the local authority yesterday after they received an influx of complaints from residents in the Cardonald ward. 

Councillor Elaine McSporran said: "Following the frost and dangerous conditions myself and Cllr Wilson have contacted our roads department to ask why the school routes were not gritted.

"There has been numerous complaints from parents and residents this morning and it is not acceptable.

"For further information on gritting etc I have copied the link to council guidance."

A Tweet from Glasgow City Council reads: "Bit of a frosty forecast ahead with chance of sleet/light snow.

"Our fleet of gritters are prepped and ready and will be heading out early hours Thursday. Please take extra care and be mindful of the potential for some icy patches."

A Glasgow City Council spokesman said: “We know that conditions have been difficult across the city, but it is wrong to suggest that our gritting teams have not been treating the roads over the past couple of days.

“We have a well-developed plan to deal with the impact of snow and ice on the roads network that we follow faithfully every day over the winter months.

“Due to the recent mix of rain, snow and freezing road surface temperatures, all of our gritting resources have been deployed since very early on Thursday morning to reduce the risks faced by travellers.

“In line with our plan, our resources are focused on maintaining 750km of the city’s priority roads, but are also applied to priority cycle paths and footways.

“Priority footways include access routes to schools, pedestrian precincts, town centres around the city, steeper hills that are walking routes and city centre footways with high footfall.

“We always endeavour to make the city’s roads as safe as possible, but there are always risks with travelling in wintry conditions.

“Certain conditions such as rain fall on to cold surfaces will undermine the effectiveness of any grit that’s been laid down and road users are always urged to take great care when travelling.

“More information on when and where we grit can found be on our website.”