Council well prepared for cold snap

Merton Council already has more than 2,000 tonnes of grit salt to deal with the cold weather this winter.

The council has again ensured its salt stocks are at maximum capacity

Following the cold weather warning issued this week by the Met office, the council is well stocked with grit, to enable it to keep the borough’s main streets and pavements clear of ice.

Councillor Andrew Judge, cabinet member for environmental sustainability and regeneration said: ‘We are in a good position to handle tough winter conditions. We take the safety of our residents very seriously and have therefore ensured we have enough grit to see us through any potential harsh weather that may come our way.

‘Our grit stocks will help us ensure Merton can keep moving and residents and commuters travelling through Merton can do so safely.’

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