Friday, 13 January 2017

Weather forecast Mid January 2017

Below is official report on current weather forecast and measures taken by the Brent Officers.

Council officers check the weather forecast 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and have been doing so since the Winter Service commenced on 1 November.

With all 5 of our gritters fully serviced, more than 326 grit bins on the streets and filled with salt, and over 800 tonnes of salt in stock, the council is ready for any cold snaps.

On yesterday’s (12/1/2016) operation, all of the priority routes were treated from 10am due to a forecast of snow in the afternoon, grit bins were refilled, sweepers (with re-deployed parks staff) spread salt in town centres, outside transport hubs (train and tube), and in cemeteries where burials were taking place and also where needed and if necessary.  Full details of these can be found here.
Because of freezing temperatures from 22.00, gritting continued overnight.

The Borough was checked from 5.30am and the roads were in good condition - clear Tarmac showing on roads, no settling of snow from yesterday, and the gritting had stopped widespread ice formation.
On the latest 5 day information from our bespoke Brent forecaster, no snow is forecast but temperatures are expected to be below freezing on Friday night into Saturday and Saturday night into Sunday  and, if there is no change in the forecast, we will be gritting.
The gritters are loaded and ready to deal with any sudden change in the weather.

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