Colder spells covered in Hounslow

3 Nov
2016

As temperatures drop, Hounslow Highways is ready to keep the borough’s streets safe.

Colder spells covered in Hounslow

Our winter service ensures priority routes are cleared when road surface temperatures fall below freezing.

Hounslow Highways Service Director, Martin Clack, said: “We have a fleet of six gritters and 2,500 tonnes of salt ready to be used at a moment’s notice. Our gritters are equipped with GPS trackers allowing our Operations Hub to deploy the closest vehicles to any incidents for a faster response time.”

The Met Office issues three forecast updates each day during the winter period, which we use to programme in any required gritting before heavy snowfall.

In addition to our gritters, we can also deploy our street cleansing staff with shovels and salt to carry out hand gritting. More information can be found on the winter page on our website, including our priority routes for gritting”, Martin Clack added.

 “We have confidently handled three winters now and with all these preparations in place, we are confident that this will be another successful winter.”

Please report any snow or emergencies during the winter period here.


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