Council to start gritting roads as temperatures drop

THURROCK Council are set to begin gritting operations as the temperatures are set to plummet.

Gritting will begin at 3pm.

A spokesperson said:

"We grit approximately 226 miles of highway with routes graded by importance.

When there is significant frost or snow our first priority is to grit major routes such as the A13 and bus routes. These routes take about 3 hours to grit.

If there is snow we also grit the secondary routes, which take another 2 hours. These are routes that are a significant risk and have high usage.

Reduced gritting routes will apply when salt stocks are very low.

Priority 1 gritting routes

Priority 1 gritting routes

Gritting route 1 – Bulphan, Orsett, Horndon on the Hill (PDF 16.73KB)

Gritting route 2 – Stanford-le-Hope, Corringham, Fobbing (PDF 20.07KB)

Gritting route 3 – Chadwell, Linford, East Tilbury, West Tilbury, Tilbury (PDF 24.65KB)

Gritting route 4 – Grays, West Thurrock, Purfleet (PDF 23.61KB)

Gritting route 5 – South Ockendon, Aveley (PDF 18.41KB)

Priority 2 gritting routes

Secondary gritting routes, 2015/2016 (PDF 16.25KB)

Snow plan for footways

We clear footways and pedestrian areas by hand in order of importance. The highest priority are heavily-used footways around transport links and shopping areas, footbridges and subway approaches, and footways leading to health premises and outside of schools (when schools are open).

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