Hounslow Council 'Fully Prepared' For Colder Weather

Council on standby to deal with the forecasted drop in temperatures

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After Storm Barney, Hounslow is fully prepared for colder temperatures!

Following a week of high winds, the ever changing weather is set to make it more like winter as temperatures are set to become much lower over the next week.

The Council says there are over 2,000 tonnes of salt ready for use in addition to six gritters that go out on key routes across the borough for when forecasts indicate it is required.

While Hounslow like the rest of London has enjoyed fairly mild weather so far in November, it has been forecast that much colder conditions could be on their way, including a possible risk of snow.

Councillor Steve Curran, Leader of Hounslow Council said: “We are prepared for the colder weather here at Hounslow should it arrive. We have response teams plus the salt gritters on standby should they be needed. We ask that residents keep an eye out for forecasts and information we put out and if the weather turns really bad, only make journeys if necessary.”

Hounslow Council and Hounslow Highways have six response teams available in emergencies as well as standby crews for street lighting, drainage and tree surgery. Call outs are managed 24 hours a day by the Network Hub which is in direct contact with all the operational teams.

Rob Gillespie, Hounslow Highways Service Director, said: “At this time of year when there is an increased chance of strong winds, snowfall or heavy rain, it’s important to stay vigilant so that we are fully prepared to deal with all eventualities.


November 21, 2015