Surrey CC has prepared for the next winter season by stockpiling double the amount of salt needed for an average winter – and enough to cover a similar event to 2010-11.
The 16,000 tonnes of salt is 40% more than what was required for the entire winter last year, which saw the county council grit an additional 107 miles of roads.
The local authority undertook a review after the worst season in 30 years in 2011 with the end result being more efficient routing for the council’s 39 gritting lorries.
Localism has also played into the picture as 51 farmers will also assist in road clearing in rural areas.
John Furey, the local authority’s cabinet member for transport and environment, said: “We’ll be working around the clock to keep Surrey moving, but the reality is we can’t treat every road in Surrey.
“This is why we’re working with farmers, district and borough councils and asking residents to play their part in helping to tackle ice and snow.”