With snow falling across parts of Surrey, the council’s fleet of gritters has been out spreading salt on the county’s roads.
Surrey County Council stockpiled 12,500 tonnes of salt ahead of the winter and has a fleet of 37 gritters to help keep the county moving, while an army of farmers equipped with spreaders and ploughs are ready to step in if the snow gets heavy enough.
Information and advice for residents about dealing with snow can be found on the council’s website.
Individual schools make their own decisions to open or close and parents should contact them directly for more details. All confirmed closures will appear on the council’s website.
Social care staff are standing by to visit vulnerable people to make sure they are safe and residents are asked to check on neighbours, friends and family as part of the council’s effort to spread a message of teamwork.
Matt Furniss, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways, said: “We’re ready to deal with severe weather but if residents can support us by keeping an eye out for vulnerable neighbours or clearing snow near their homes it will help make things much better for the county as a whole.”