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Snow falls across Surrey

  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 … Continue reading

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

VIDEO: Twice around the world – distance covered by Surrey gritters last winter

With temperatures expected to drop at night this weekend, it has been revealed that gritting lorries covered more than 50,000 miles of road last winter to keep Surrey moving – the equivalent of travelling twice around the world. The fleet of 39 gritters is once again prepared for action around the clock while the county … Continue reading

London to Sydney and back three times – the distance covered by Surrey’s gritters last winter

As forecasters warn of a bitterly cold and snowy winter, it was revealed that gritting lorries treated 67,000 miles of road to keep Surrey moving last winter. That is the equivalent of travelling from London to Sydney and back three times. With weather experts predicting that El Nino will create weather similar to that of … 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

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.

Tackling ice and snow

With snow falling over parts of Surrey, a fleet of gritters have been out spreading salt on roads. They are supported by a quad bike, an all-terrain vehicle and if the snow is heavy enough, an army of 51 farmers equipped with spreaders and ploughs. Residents can find out about services affected on the county council’s website. … 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

Video – gritters out in force

Gritters have been out in force today on Surrey’s roads tackling snow and ice as part of the county council’s winter operation. The fleet of 39 gritters is being supported by a quad bike, an all terrain vehicle and 51 farmers equipped with spreaders and ploughs. The council stockpiled 16,000 tonnes of salt before the start of winter … 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

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