Council battles snow and ice to keep borough moving

As temperatures remain low and with potential snowfall predicted over the weekend, Ealing Council’s roads team is on 24-hour standby.

The council has a 3,900 tonne stockpile of grit, to ensure that main roads and pavements are safe during periods of severe weather.

Gritting teams have been out since this afternoon (Friday) spreading grit on primary routes. The current predictions from the met office are for a prolonged period (at least 24 hours) of temperatures below the freezing mark with snow showers.

If snow does settle over the weekend, staff will concentrate on gritting busy footways around stations, hospitals and shopping centres. Officers are keeping a close eye on weather updates to find out when snow is due and the council’s 11 gritters will work around the clock to keep the borough moving.

The council is asking residents to be good neighbours as the cold weather continues by checking that elderly or vulnerable people in their area are safe, warm and have essential supplies. Read more about  keeping warm in winter.

The website and the council’s twitter feed will be regularly updated to give residents further information about council services.