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'In The Depot': Snow Clearing Elvis Impersonator Croons Over Council Gritting In Torfaen, South Wales

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A video of a Welsh council gritter dressed up as Elvis singing about his wintry battles clearing snow has been viewed by thousands of people on YouTube.

'In The Depot' features Elvis impersonator Darren "Graceland" Jones singing about his bittersweet experiences gritting roads in Torfaen, South Wales, to the tune of Presley's In The Ghetto.

Since last Friday, the Welsh valleys have been covered in snow - and today the Met Office upgraded the weather warning for Wales after heavy snow brought disruption to roads and nearly 500 schools.

Council bosses in Torfaen, presumably snowed under with requests, decided to come up with a light-hearted yet informative way of offering advice to members of the public.

A snow-covered Pontypool Park, Cwmbran bus station and Torfaen Council depot are crooned over in the two-and-a-half-minute music video spoof - which took merely one hour to film.

The re-written lyrics in the song include: "When the weather turns / Blaenavon is a little more north and cold / Spread grit thick on iced-up roads / In the depot".

A Torfaen Council spokesman said: "We are bombarded with queries about the weather and anything we can do to make the message stick we'll try.

"The reaction we've had to it has been brilliant."