County council “prepared” for winter weather

RESIDENTS are being reassured that the county IS prepared for the expected heavy snowfall this winter.

Hertfordshire County Council has sought to ease any concerns motorists and commuters may have over the severe weather conditions that are expected to hit parts of the country tonight (Thursday).

After the snow that brought many parts of the UK to a standstill in February, the council has said that salt supplies for road gritting is “at maximum capacity”.

A council spokeswoman said: “We’d like to reassure the public that our salt supplies are at maximum capacity and we are fully prepared for winter weather.

“In fact, we have three times more salt now than we did during the severe weather in February. We didn’t run out then and we will continue our efficient management of our salt supplies this winter.”

Back in February, salt supplies began to dwindle after Hertfordshire Highways made 74 gritting runs during the winter months.

But the spokeswoman insisted: “We have enough salt for 60 normal gritting runs. Our suppliers have informed us that they are not anticipating any shortages.”