snow and ice

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Gritters head out in Surrey

With temperatures due to plummet, the county council’s fleet of gritting lorries are set to head out on Surrey’s roads tonight for the first time since last winter. They will be heading out from 7pm after filling up from the council’s 16,000-tonne stockpile of salt. Ahead of winter, the authority filled more than 1,700 grit bins … Continue reading

More than 500 roads fixed in winter repair blitz

Surrey County Council has fixed more than 500 roads damaged by last year’s ice and snow in five months since earmarking £5 million to tackle the issue. In September, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet allocated £5 million to fix almost 700 of the road surfaces most affected by ice and snow throughout the first half of … Continue reading

BBC Surrey interview – gritters in action

Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment John Furey was interviewed today by BBC Surrey about keeping the county moving in snow and ice. The broadcast also featured the work done by gritting teams based at the Godstone depot. Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey

London to Cape Town – the distance covered by Surrey’s gritters at the weekend

Surrey County Council’s fleet of gritting lorries treated almost 6,500 miles of roads as snow fell this weekend, which is further than travelling from London to Cape Town*. The gritters had 17,000 tonnes of salt to draw upon – 30% more than last year – which has been stored at depots across the county in … Continue reading

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, provides regular updates on gritting activity together with traffic information, weather conditions and road closures. … 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


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