The recent cold-snap had us reaching for our gloves and scarves and bracing against the icy winds here in Brent, and it also provided the first test of Brent's winter maintenance plan for 2016/17.
With all the gritters fully serviced, more than 326 grit bins on the streets and filled with salt, and 1,100 tonnes of salt in stock, the council is ready for the onset of winter.
Officers monitor road conditions and weather forecasts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to ensure readiness for any cold weather that comes our way over the winter months.
Cllr Eleanor Southwood, Lead Member for Environment at Brent Council, said:
"Residents can be assured that we are prepared to deal with any cold snaps or extended periods of cold weather that might come our way this winter.
"We have good stock piles of salt and our gritting teams will be working tirelessly to make sure we provide the best quality service during times of bad weather.
"I would also like to encourage people to look out for older and vulnerable friends, neighbours and relatives to make sure they are safe and well through the colder months ahead."
During the winter weather conditions, gritting of the roads in Brent is done on a priority basis to ensure the most important roads are clear for residents, emergency vehicles and public transport.
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