The met office have issued an amber snow warning covering Surrey which is in place until 8am tomorrow morning. There could be 5-10cm of snow with conditions easing from around midnight. There may be a further band of snow (2-5cm) tomorrow afternoon.
On top of the poor weather, roads in the West of the county are suffering due to a jack knifed lorry on the A3 at the Hindhead tunnel meaning only one lane northbound is currently open. This is having severe impacts in the area including traffic trying to use unsuitable local roads.
What we are doing this evening;
1. A gritter will be available to grit ad hoc sections that are reported to the hub – D/B’s were informed on the telecon to call the hub if they have particular issues. The level of requests will be reviewed and more gritters will be mobilised for ad hoc work if required
2.The P1 western routes of of Bagshot have been treated for a second time this evening due to conditions identified during the afternoon run
3. images from the weather stations have been reviewed and currently the east and north of the county are looking ok, so resources will focus on the West.
4. We still plan to grit all P1’s as planned at 4am
5. Depending on the accumulations overnight, a decision will be taken after the 4am run as to whether we need to plough in the morning