Get ready for ice and snow, residents warned
By mattcollison | Friday, January 11, 2013, 16:34
ADVICE on preparing for winter is being given as freezing temperatures and the chance of snow comes this weekend.
Temperatures are forecast to plummet on Saturday evening (January 12).
Temperatures are expected to fall rapidly in the area on Saturday evening presenting a risk of icy surfaces.
Surrey County Council (SCC) said it was ready to dispatch its fleet of 39 gritters with all grit bins filled in residential streets.
Guildford Borough Council is advising residents and motorists to plan ahead to minimise disruptions during any severe weather.
SCC leader David Hodge said: "Getting through any severe winter weather requires us all to play our part.
"The county council has been planning for months to make sure it helps to keep the road network moving as much as possible, continues providing services to the most vulnerable and carries on providing grit for residents to spread in their community.
"But the truth is we cannot do everything. If residents and communities support us, things will be much better for the county as a whole.
"If residents help us by looking out for elderly and vulnerable neighbours and clearing snow away around their own properties, things will hopefully be much easier for everyone.
"Likewise, if local businesses get together to prepare for the winter, they will no doubt limit the impact of any severe weather."