Salting crews battle blizzards

After spending a "snow day" with my son. I found
out why he wanted to borrow my hat ! In the meantime I have a news release from Kent Highways. I saw the Gritters out yesterday, and I must say well done.

Latest News from County Hall

Gritting crews have been working round the clock to tackle exceptionally high snowfall in eastern parts of the county.

Overnight between Wednesday 10 February and Thursday 11 February, some areas, such as Hythe, received up to 20cm of snow – more than double the amount predicted by the Met Office.

Kent County Council Cabinet Member for Environment, Highways and Waste Nick Chard said:

“Crews launched a pre-emptive strike before the Wednesday evening rush hour and were out again in the early hours of Thursday morning salting primary and secondary routes. They were supported by farmers who ploughed rural routes early Thursday morning.

“In the meantime we diverted salting crews from the north west of the county in order to concentrate our efforts in the affected areas – Thanet, Dover, Canterbury and Shepway.

“Throughout Thursday morning crews have been ploughing and working hard to improve the conditions on the primary routes.”

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