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Clearway Gritting Sign a New Contract with The Met Office

Tuesday 27 June, 2017

Here at Clearway Gritting, receiving accurate and timely weather forecasts and predictions is a vital component of our business. It means that we are able to effectively plan the winter gritting season, purchase the right amount of road salt and support our clients by proactively gritting their roads, car parks and pathways.  It also means that, during the winter months, we are able to schedule and operate our road gritting with a greater degree of accuracy.

As part of our continued commitment to our clients, we are pleased to announce that we have renewed our contract with The Met Office to provide us with this important service. The Met Office are world renowned for providing accurate weather information and have one of the world’s largest data collection networks to support their service. We have confidence that their 20 years’ experience in delivering accurate information for road gritting services will continue to provide the support we need to deliver our high quality and proactive road gritting service.

Our contract with the Met Office provides us with the ability to understand the regional forecasts and predictions of our clients and, if necessary, we can focus attention down to a specific site. This level of detail offers us unprecedented accuracy for our proactive gritting service. The 24 hour service also offers us with a breakdown in 1 and 3 hour intervals. We are able to understand:

  • minimum road surface temperature
  • state of the road
  • potential quantity of snowfall

The Science behind Road Gritting Forecasts

To further explain how the Met Office provides such accurate data for us to tailor our road gritting services across Hertfordshire, this short video highlights their methods and explains how weather variations can be seen across even short distances.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ly8Ps-Uwu2o

As you can see, a great deal of time is spent behind the scenes ensuring that we have everything we need to deliver the highest quality road and car park gritting service in Hertfordshire. We are always on hand to discuss your winter requirements, even in the height of Summer! Please give us a call on 01727 851837.

 

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