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Gritter Twitter for winter weather

A ‘gritter Twitter’ service will help motorists plan their journeys during bouts of snow and ice this winter. The social networking feed, at http://www.twitter.com/surreytravel, provides updates on gritting activity, weather conditions, road closures and traffic information. It is updated by Surrey County Council, the Highways Agency and BBC Surrey. John Furey, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet … Continue reading

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

Winter weather media opportunities in Surrey

With snow forecast tomorrow, 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 … Continue reading

Surrey staff ready to beat severe weather to care for the vulnerable

Social care staff are ready to battle through any snow and ice this winter to help Surrey’s frail and vulnerable. County council staff are standing by to beat severe weather and keep elderly people safe and make sure vulnerable children get the support they need. During last year’s ice and snow, council staff at residential … Continue reading

Winter preparation plans featured on BBC Surrey radio

Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment Ian Lake today (02 December) featured in a BBC Surrey piece discussing the county council’s preparations for any severe weather this winter. Click below to listen to the feature – Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey radio

Surrey plans to trial all-terrain vehicle to tackle snow

This year Surrey County Council plans to trial a new mini all-terrain vehicle to tackle snow in places ordinary gritters just cannot reach. Ian Lake, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment, said: “This is a new departure for us to try so we can get to those hard to reach places across … Continue reading

Farmers and Surrey 4×4 Response prepared to combat extreme winter weather

Surrey County Council has signed up an army of farmers to clear roads and a fleet of 4×4 vehicles to help the vulnerable during severe winter weather. This year an additional 15 farmers have been enlisted to use tractors and ploughs to clear snow-covered routes for drivers, taking the total number to 50. Surrey County … 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 http://www.twitter.com/surreytravel, provides regular updates on gritting activity together with traffic information, weather conditions and road closures. … 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

Area the size of 25 Wembley football pitches repaired after winter road damage

Surrey County Council has repaired enough road to cover 25 Wembley football pitches after a successful call for extra government funding. The council has fixed 180,000 squares metres of highway after being awarded £4.17 million in March to fix roads damaged by snow and ice last winter. Damage has been tackled on 59 stretches of … Continue reading

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