We’re ready for the cold

Plans have been made well in advance of this year’s cold snap to ensure the borough keeps moving during the winter.

When icy weather or snow is forecast, we use grit (rock salt) to treat roads and pavements around town centres, schools, train stations and local shops. We also clear ice and snow.

Merton Council has 2,500 tonnes of salt to grit roads across the borough and we have been planning ahead to ensure Merton has sufficient stocks to keep our streets clear of ice and safe for residents.

During the winter period, we have a duty officer on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to make decisions on gritting activity based on weather forecasts.

For more information, visit merton.gov.uk/wintermaintenance or to see the latest gritting updates on Twitter using #GritMerton