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Gritters ready as snow forecast for the weekend

With temperatures set to drop and snow forecast in Surrey over the weekend, our gritters will be going out spreading salt over the weekend starting at 4am on Saturday morning. Surrey County Council stockpiled 14,500 tonnes of salt ahead of the winter and has a fleet of 39 gritters to help keep the county moving, … Continue reading

Snow in Surrey

With snow falling in Surrey, the council’s fleet of gritters has been out spreading salt on the county’s roads. Surrey County Council stockpiled 14,500 tonnes of salt ahead of the winter and has a fleet of 39 gritters to help keep the county moving, while an army of farmers equipped with spreaders and ploughs are ready … Continue reading

10 things you didn’t know about gritting and the council’s winter operation

One of our gritters heading out from the depot at Merrow heading across #Surrey this afternoon #UKSnow pic.twitter.com/1BQqCqyamG — Surrey News (@SurreyNews) February 26, 2018 With snow falling in Surrey today and temperatures due to plunge overnight here are 10 things you didn’t know about gritting and the county council’s winter operation. More than 14,500 … Continue reading

Gritters keeping Surrey moving

As weather forecasters warn of more cold and icy conditions, the county council’s fleet of gritting lorries continue to keep Surrey moving. The gritters, featuring location trackers and salt spreading monitors, are hitting the road after filling up from the council’s 16,000-tonne stockpile of salt. Thermal maps of all Surrey’s gritting routes show which roads are more … Continue reading

Gritting lorries hit the road

Gritting lorries took to Surrey’s roads over the weekend for the first time since last winter. As temperatures plunged, the county council’s winter operation swung into action with the fleet of hi-tech gritters treating roads county-wide after filling up from the council’s 16,000-tonne stockpile of salt. It came after it was revealed that the council’s … Continue reading

Gritters cover equivalent of London to Tokyo

Surrey County Council’s gritting lorries have treated 6,089 miles of road since Christmas Eve, which is the equivalent of travelling from London to Tokyo*. As temperatures plummeted, the council’s winter operation kicked into gear with the fleet of 39 gritters drawing on the 16,000 tonnes of salt stockpiled at depots across Surrey in preparation for … Continue reading

Gritters swing into action as temperature plunges

Surrey County Council’s winter operation has swung into action. The council’s fleet of gritting lorries went out last night for the first time this winter after road surface temperatures plunged. Ahead of winter, Surrey stockpiled 16,000 tonnes of salt, prepared 39 hi-tech gritters and signed up an army of farmers equipped with spreaders and ploughs. In … Continue reading

More than 300 roads safer thanks to winter damage fund

 Surrey County Council has fixed the equivalent of nine rugby pitches after earmarking funds to tackle winter road damage. In September, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet allocated £5 million to fix more than 600 of the road surfaces most affected by ice and snow last winter. So far, the county council has completed 63,725 square metres … Continue reading

Salt stocks ready for winter

Surrey County Council’s barns have been filled up with 16,000 tonnes of salt ready to keep our roads moving when snow and ice hit. As well as a team of highways contractors from Kier and a fleet of specialist gritting vehicles, the council has more than 50 farmers on standby.

£2.5 million winter plan approved for Surrey roads

An action plan to keep Surrey moving in severe winter weather was approved today. More than £2.5 million is being spent on a programme that includes using more than 40 specialist vehicles, hi-tech monitoring equipment, weather stations and 16,000 tonnes of grit to prepare for the winter ahead.   At a meeting of Surrey County … Continue reading

Getting down to the nitty-gritty of safe winter driving

A group of Surrey gritter lorry drivers were invited to take part in a winter driving skills course. Please find a press release produced by Mercedes-Benz World. Press release A group of gritter drivers received valuable winter driving skills coaching at Mercedes-Benz World on Wednesday as part of Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy’s bid to help Surrey … Continue reading

Gritting in Top Gear

Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson experienced first hand the county council’s efforts to keep Surrey moving during winter weather on Sunday night’s show. The presenter was road testing a car he had designed and built himself when he drove up behind a gritting lorry operated by the council’s contractor May Gurney. John Furey, Surrey County Council’s … Continue reading

London to Bangkok – the distance covered by Surrey’s gritters

Surrey County Council’s fleet of gritting lorries treated more than 10,000 miles of road over four days, which is further than driving from London to Bangkok. The winter operation kicked into high gear on Friday morning as snow blanketed the county. From then, until the early hours of Monday the fleet covered 10,184 miles of … Continue reading

LGA urges people to look out for vulnerable during winter

As winter weather strikes, Surrey County Council has welcomed a call by the Local Government Association for people to look out for the elderly and vulnerable in their communities during periods of ice and snow. David Hodge, county council leader, said: “Getting through any severe winter weather requires us all to play our part. The county council … Continue reading

Video: winter farmers

An army of 51 farmers will help Surrey County Council tackle ice and snow on the roads this winter. Warlingham farmer David Marden described how he’ll help keep Surrey moving when severe weather strikes. He also showcased some of the gear he’ll use to plough and grit the roads. Media looking for more information can … Continue reading

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