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Enfield ready as Jack Frost approaches

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15 November 2017 15 November 2017

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With winter fast approaching Enfield Council’s Highways team has completed its preparations for dealing with freezing temperatures and treacherous road conditions


- Enfield Council’s gritting trucks prepared to deal with key roads
 - 1,000 tonnes of grit stockpiled and ready for use
 - Important, strategic bus and traffic routes will be treated
 
With winter fast approaching Enfield Council’s Highways team has completed its preparations for dealing with freezing temperatures and treacherous road conditions. 
 
The Council has a stockpile of 1,000 tonnes of grit and has identified the key routes in the Borough which will be treated so motorists and public services vehicles can travel safely. 
 
In order to keep traffic running smoothly and safely, the Council uses precautionary salting to prevent ice and snow from forming on roads and uses post-salting, to melt snow and ice that has already formed.
 
Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Daniel Anderson, said: “Residents should rest assured that our dedicated teams will help keep our roads safe if cold and icy weather conditions hit the Borough.
 
“We have two dedicated weather stations to keep us well-informed and we are prepared for various scenarios. We also have plenty of grit in stock to see us through the winter season with a London-wide salt reserve to be called upon if required. We are ready for whatever Jack Frost is planning to bring to Enfield.”
 
For more information on what we do to keep our key routes gritted and clear of snow, go to: https://new.enfield.gov.uk/services/roads-and-transport/roads-and-pavements/gritting-and-snow-clearance/ .
 
In addition, residents should keep an eye out for weather advice from The Met Office [www.metoffice.gov.uk]. They have some helpful tips to make sure you are safe and winter-ready including:
• Top up anti-freeze screen wash
• Check your tyres
• Think about a winter kit for your car
• Consider alternative commuting plans for severe weather
• Check your heating
• Consider how you would access vital information if a storm takes out power and phone lines
• Check your pipes are insulated
• Know where your stoptap / stopcock is
• Check whether you are at risk of flooding
• Have some freezer-friendly foods ready for times of bad weather
• Get a flu jab