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Media invite: Odds of a white Christmas slashed – come see our winter operation in action

With snow recently blanketing parts of England and the odds of a white Christmas slashed*, an army of gritters, ploughs and 4x4s are ready to treat roads during extreme weather this winter. Surrey County Council’s gritting lorries have already seen action this month as road temperatures plummeted below zero. Reporters, film crews, weather presenters and … Continue reading

Grit bins filled ahead of winter weather

All Surrey County Council’s 1,741 grit bins have been filled to help people treat roads and pavements in their communities this winter. The fill-up is part of the council’s plans to keep Surrey moving during freezing weather. The bins are being fitted with barcodes for the first time to enable the council to remotely monitor … Continue reading

Video: Winter – we’re prepared

Surrey County Council highlights some of the hardware it has ready to tackle ice and snow this winter. The county’s winter preparations include: * 16,000 tonnes of salt in stock * A fleet of 39 gritting lorries equipped with GPS trackers * Off road 4×4 vehicles ready to treat hard to reach places * An … Continue reading

Technology to help beat ice and snow this winter, following Cabinet decision

Technology will be at the forefront of the fight against ice and snow this winter, following a decision by councillors. Gritters equipped with GPS trackers, thermal mapping of salting routes and smart grit bins are all part of the plans to keep Surrey moving in bad weather. The use of GPS will allow the council … Continue reading

Prepared for snow and ice

A mountain of salt, a fleet of gritters and an army of volunteers are ready to be called on by Surrey County Council over the coming days, as forecasters predict sleet and snow. Surrey County Council has stockpiled 17,000 tonnes of salt – 30% more than last year – to be used by its 40-plus … 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

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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