London council leaders have reassured the capital’s residents that boroughs have enough salt to get them through the winter months.
Mayor Philip Glanville, chair of London Councils’ Transport and Environment Committee, has cautioned drivers in the city to go carefully during the darker, winter months.
He also said that highway teams were monitoring the weather closely and that councils were well-stocked with salt.
‘We face a lot of uncertainty as 2021 draws to a close, but when it comes to cold weather London boroughs are prepared for the winter season. Boroughs have enough salt available at key locations across the capital for quick and easy access to deal with the challenge of frozen roads and pavements,’ said Mayor Glanville.
‘Boroughs understand how important it is to maintain road safety, especially at this time of year. As winter sets in, boroughs are working flat out to ensure their most important routes are free of frost and ice and safe for road users across the capital.
‘Highway teams continue to monitor high-tech weather forecasts, ready to treat the roads and pavements with salt as soon as conditions demand it. Councils are also committed to keeping people up to date about forecasts, road conditions and salting activity so residents can make appropriate decisions on whether to travel.’
He added: ‘It is also vital for all of us to be more aware when using roads during the darker, winter months. As there are fewer hours of daylight and greater risk of icier roads, road users should make sure to look out for pedestrians as well as other fellow road users such as cyclists and moped riders, and be as safe as possible by observing the speed limit.’