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Motorists to get road gritting updates on Twitter

Motorists can receive web updates this winter about roads that have been gritted. A ‘gritter Twitter’ service has been launched on the social networking site by Surrey County Council and BBC Surrey. The feed, that can be found at http://www.twitter.com/surreytravel, provides regular updates on gritting activity together with traffic information, weather conditions and road closures. … Continue reading

Council’s new fleet of gritters ready to tackle severe weather

Surrey County Council has a new fleet of gritters equipped with the latest technology ready to keep motorists moving in severe winter weather. The 24 new vehicles* are ready to hit the road as part of the council’s pool of 40-plus gritters loaded with some of the 17,000 tonnes of salt stockpiled at depots across … Continue reading

Winter weather media opportunities in Surrey

Reporters, photographers and film crews are invited to cover winter preparation stories in Surrey. Opportunities include: Going out with a gritting lorry. Nearly 17,000 tonnes of salt stored at depots across Surrey. Grit bins being filled up for householders to treat roads and pavements. Interviews with the key players charged with keeping Surrey moving during … Continue reading

Surrey stockpiles record amount of salt

A record amount of salt is being stockpiled by Surrey County Council to tackle severe winter weather. A fleet of trucks has been making deliveries to take salt stocks up to nearly 17,000 tonnes from last winter’s 13,000 tonnes. More than 40 gritters are standing by at depots including Merrow, near Guildford, Witley, Bagshot and … Continue reading

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