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Prepare your business for bad weather by organising winter gritting maintenance

Prepare your business for bad weather by organising winter gritting maintenance

As the risk of snow increases set up a winter gritting contract

Thursday 17 January, 2019

January is seasonally cold and the chances of the UK getting snow increases substantially.  Although the winter has been mild so far many forecasters expect this to change shortly.  Clearway Gritting offers winter gritting maintenance for all private businesses so make sure you have a winter gritting contractor organised before the snow falls. 

Stay open in bad weather by organising car park gritting

If you want to stay open in heavy snow organise winter gritting maintenance.  We grit private roads and footpaths but believe car park gritting should be a priority for all businesses.  The ‘Beast from the East’ demonstrated how quickly snow can fall so early gritting enables any cars parked at your business to get away in bad weather.  Some of our clients for example supermarkets, universities and retail parks have large car parks for visitors and workers so keeping them gritted in bad weather is essential. 

Peter Boniface, Operations Manager, Clearway Gritting, St Albans, Hertfordshire said:

We can still finalise a new winter gritting maintenance contract with a client now before we get any winter snow.  When the snow comes we are inundated with calls from businesses who want us to clear their private roads, footpaths, private car parks and industrial estates.  It is much better to have a contract in place now so call us now on 01727 851837 and a member of the St Albans Clearway Gritting team will give you a winter gritting quote for your business.  We work for private businesses, supermarkets and universities across Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex and North London.’

Winter forecasters predict January snow for UK

The Met Office recently announced that there are signs that we will experience a change to colder conditions in the next few weeks as temperatures are expected to fall in mid-January as cold air comes in from the north east. Some forecasters show a large amount of snow falling in Britain in the middle of January, at this stage it is too early to know where it could fall.  Sub-zero air from the Arctic could hit the UK which could push temperatures close to -10C (14F) in Scotland and the north with lows of -3 (26.6F) forecast elsewhere.

Met Office spokesman Nicola Maxey said: “We are expecting it to turn colder into February with temperatures slightly below average although there will be some milder interludes.  The greatest chance of cold weather will be to the north of the country and there will be an increasing risk of snow."

Peter Boniface, Operations Manager, Clearway Gritting, St Albans, Hertfordshire continued:

‘The ‘Beast from the East’ surprised everyone last year so it is important that our clients are prepared for any snowfall.  We review the forecasts from the Met Office so the Clearway Gritting team are ready to act in bad weather.  When you sign a contract with a winter gritting contractor you must check that your winter gritting contractor is reliable.  To assist private businesses looking for a winter gritting contractor we have provided a five point service plan.  These are the key areas you should check with any winter gritting company you employ.  Clearway Gritting recently celebrated 15 years of providing winter gritting and Clearway Gritting works from seven depots in the south east and has the largest centralised winter gritting and snow clearance fleet in the south east of England.’

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