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Snow clearance continues

PUBLISHED: 14:07 01 March 2018 | UPDATED: 14:58 01 March 2018

Snow in Bromley. Picture: Bromley Council

Snow in Bromley. Picture: Bromley Council

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With more snowfall overnight, gritting crews around Bromley have been out salting and clearing snow from priority routes to keep traffic moving.

Snow in Bromley. Picture: Bromley CouncilSnow in Bromley. Picture: Bromley Council

Snow clearance and salting accounts for the 280 miles of the borough’s 500 miles of roads – these routes are the main ‘A’ and ‘B’ roads, main bus routes, approaches to transport interchanges such as railway stations and bus terminals, approaches to fire, police, ambulance centres and hospitals and steep hills.

Cllr William Huntington-Thresher, executive councillor for environment, said: “We have been operating virtually around the clock since Sunday evening. “The latest snowfall overnight means that having treated all the priority routes in the early hours, we’ll need to treat and re-treat – it’s a continuous process.

“As always, Snow Friends are helping to clear snow and ice from the side roads.

“We are enormously grateful for their contribution which means that more roads than just the priority routes are being treated.

Snow in Bromley. Picture: Bromley CouncilSnow in Bromley. Picture: Bromley Council

“Thank you to those of you who have complimented the Council on its performance over the past few days.”

Ever changing weather forecasts means work is constantly adjusted.

Normal street cleaning duties have been suspended and crews from Keir have been recruited to help clear snow from town centre pavements instead, with assistance from idverde, the Council’s contractor for parks and green spaces.

As always in adverse weather conditions, motorists, pedestrians and residents are advised to travel with caution and to check the Council’s website www.bromley.gov.uk/winter for regular updates, including information on waste collections.

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