Residents, especially motorists, are being warned the ongoing inclement weather is set to continue and worsen in conditions across the county borough in the coming days.
People are urged to be on their guard, to check the latest conditions and arrangements on this page before venturing out and to ensure they take extreme caution when out and about, especially if they are driving.
Rhondda Cynon Taf Council staff continue to monitor the weather situation and respond accordingly. At present, snow is predicted for the county borough throughout today (Thursday) and into Friday, with conditions worsening.
Streetcare officers continue to work throughout the county borough, delivering regular treatment of the roads network, constantly patrolling and monitoring and undertaking additional treatments where needed and, importantly, responding to community concerns and needs and changing weather conditions.
The latest information available on the predicted weather is also being made to make critical decisions around issues such as school closures, road closures, home to school transport and the delivery of frontline service.
The key focus of all decisions is on protecting communities, especially the elderly and the vulnerable and working confidently and robustly to maintain, where possible, services as usual.
The decision to close a school due to inclement weather is made, at all times, by the headteacher and governing body. All schools self-populate the school closures page, to ensuring parents and pupils have the latest information on their school.
Council officers are making arrangements and emergency changes to Home to School Transport. Please ensure you secure the latest information on this page.
Councillor Andrew Morgan, Cabinet Member for Frontline Services said: "Residents need to be aware that the latest weather forecast is predicting a significant amount of snowfall over the next 24 to 36 hrs, if the weather forecast is accurate, there is likely to be severe and widespread disruption across the County Borough and the wider South Wales Valleys area.
"Cleansing Teams have been deployed to assist Highways Staff to refill salt bins right across the county in preparation and all gritting vehicles are being deployed to salt main routes prior to the onset of the snow.
"Residents can be assured all available council resources will be deployed to assist the councils Highways Teams over the next few days.
"However, with substantial snowfall forecast followed by continued cold weather and the ongoing risk of further snow, residents are urged to take reasonable precautions and take heed of the warnings issued and avoid all but essential travel on Friday 18th Jan."
Those who have elderly friends, family members and neighbours are urged to check on them to ensure they are alright and to visit this website for the latest updates, including weather conditions, road closures, school closures and other useful information.
Find out the latest information, including school closures and the road situation, which includes a map of the essential road network, on the inclement weather page