Gritting lorries have been out in force across Medway
Gritting lorries were out across Medway
throughout the weekend as temperatures tumbled.
There are 5,000 tonnes of salt
stockpiled for use on the area’s highways, 388 salt bins and eight
The Met Office has issued a yellow
warning of severe weather across the country today (Monday) and
forecasters say several centimetres could fall.
Around 5cm of snow was predicted over low ground, with up to 10cm
or more over high ground.
Gritting lorries have been working
overnight on major routes, and sweeping gangs will treat priority
footpaths and car parks if there is significant snowfall or
Medway's frontline services chief
Cllr Phil Filmer (Con), said: “Medway Council are fully prepared
and our teams will be working hard to salt all primary and
secondary routes across the area and minimise any potential
disruption to residents.
“As always, our advice to motorists
is to take care on the roads, and should there be severe weather
conditions, to consider whether their journey is really
“They should also ensure they have
warm clothing, a mobile phone and a torch with them.”
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