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Medway Council prepared for snow

Date: 02/01/2008           Category: Young People

Medway Council is preparing for the first snow of the winter and is confident that the work of its gritting crews will keep disruption to a minimum. Crews are planning to carry out heavy salting of primary and secondary routes on Wednesday afternoon and again in the early hours of Thursday morning. The south east is likely to be one of the areas worst affected by the snowfalls forecast for tomorrow, and Medway is determined to make sure roads are kept as clear as possible. "Crews will be working hard to keep the roads clear throughout the night," said Phil Filmer, Portfolio Folder for Front Line Services. "We have 3000 tonnes of grit stockpiled - enough to last for around 10 days - and will do everything we can to make sure our roads are safe and clear." The council has also made sure that the area's 282 roadside bins are ready for action. Thursday's expected snowfall will coincide with children returning to school after the Christmas break. Head teachers will be keeping parents and children informed as normal using local radio.