The police are advising only people with urgent needs to go out in their cars. St Michael's Hill is closed at Tyndall's Avenue, and again at the bottom and on Horfield Road; the through routes are all blocked off. Technically, the city is now partitioned.
Only people with urgent needs are driving, and, given the adverse weather conditions, these priority drivers are taking the police signs into account
To ignore the road closed sign and head down a 1 in 6 hill without a "winterized" vehicle would be reckless, and the kind of thing that your car insurance company would take into account as and when you have any accident.
It is times like this when our drivers show their years of winter experience, their knowledge of which roads are too dangerous to use in fresh snow, rather than blindly drive round town on the same routes they normally use.
To even imply anything else would be to impune the competence and behaviour of the drivers of cars like HT08BZS, BN04HLV, and WN57ZXP.