Council ‘ready for whatever’ winter has in store as road preparations begin

A TfB gritting lorry at work
A TfB gritting lorry at work

Transport for Buckinghamshire (TfB) has been preparing for the arrival of wintry weather with the cold season set to officially start on Monday October 14.

Preparations began back in July with the salt barns being fully stocked, and the gritters being serviced.

The gritting vehicles and drivers are on call 24 hours a day, enabling a quick response to changes in the weather.

There are 25 routes in the county which are gritted when the temperature drops below 1C.

Despite a long and particularly harsh winter last year, Buckinghamshire County Council is confident it can handle the job, whatever the weather.

Cabinet Member for Planning and Transport Janet Blake said: “Last winter was a long season with our gritting teams on call for over six months.

“This year we are again ready to deal with whatever conditions we are faced with and we will do our utmost to keep the public informed of the conditions on the roads through our website, our blogs and our Twitter feed.”

For more information visit the winter pages of the TfB Service Information Centre at www.transportforbucks.net