Council Prepares As Forecasters Predict Snow Again For Esher
By Sam_hilton | Wednesday, November 02, 2011, 13:01
We've had two bitterly cold winters in a row and there is every chance this winter will be the same. Surrey County Council has invested £750,000 in continency measures to make sure the county is prepared.
Snow on Giggs Hill Green Near Esher last Winter
They are as follows:
- It has worked to fill more than 1,700 grit bins across the county.
- 17,000 tonnes of salt has been ordered so that residents can treat their pavements and roads.
- Farmers have been enlisted to help increase the number of snow ploughs available to 50, gritting 110 extra miles of road and doubling the amount of grit used by councils in town centres to 40 tonnes.
So far, it's feeling pretty mild for November and I can't imagine it being cold enough yet, but who knows what the next few weeks may bring.