Keeping Medway moving in the snow

The flurry of snow on Saturday night undeniably left Medway looking extremely picturesque but posed the potential threat of chaos on our roads.

I would like to congratulate Medway Council for the outstanding job they did in clearing our roads and pavements, making it safe for the people of Medway to travel.

The Council had teams of gritters out throughout the night in the build up to the freezing conditions in order to minimise disruption; eight gritting vehicles patrolled Medway and a fleet of 4x4s were sent to remote areas. Medway has over 5000 tonnes of salt stockpiled in preparation for icy conditions and just under 390 salt bins dotted around Medway for residents to use.

Despite the best efforts of the Council to ensure safety I would still like to encourage caution when using the roads and pavements. I would also like to urge residents to check in on elderly or vulnerable neighbours who may be struggling to cope with the icy conditions.

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