Bad weather to continue in February – does your business need gritting?

Tuesday 24 January, 2023

The current cold snap will end soon, but the very cold temperatures have brought bad weather, including ice and snow to many parts of the South East. If you don’t have a winter gritting contractor and are concerned about the weather forecast call our team now on 01727 851837. Remember it’s never too late to set up a winter gritting contract with a local gritting company to protect your employees and customers. 

‘Cold snaps’ possible in February

Bad January weather that has continued for at least three days longer than was forecast, follows a week of snow and ice in December called the ‘Troll from Trondheim’. The Met Office has warned the UK that further bad weather is likely to continue into February, or certainly the possibility of ‘further cold snaps.’ 

UK could face another ‘Beast from the East’ this February

Some agencies are forecasting a sudden stratospheric warming event in early February. This occurs when the Arctic air warms up and then even colder polar air is sent towards the UK. It takes a few weeks to have an impact on the weather but if it happens there is much more chance that cold air from the Arctic would hit the UK. This situation helped cause the ‘Beast from the East’ in 2018. The Met Office has suggested there is a ‘possibility’ this could happen.

Snow and ice forecast in February, so sign up a gritter for your private business

If you haven’t organised a winter gritting contract, or your current contractor isn’t providing a good service, get peace of mind and call our Clearway Gritting team now in St Albans on 01727 851837. Our team can discuss the different types of pricing options available to you. We offer total protection 24 hours a day, seven days a week or five-day cover, or ad hoc gritting. If you call us now our gritting teams will be able to add your business to our February schedule so you know your premises will be cleared of ice and snow if the Met forecast is correct.

Cold weather across the UK in January

Temperatures have fallen below freezing in most areas this week and Clearway Gritting teams have been out salting car parks, paths, access roads and pavements for our private business clients across the South East, to ensure their employees, visitors and customers can access buildings safely. The UK Health Security Agency launched a level three cold weather alert in mid-January, and they have now extended this warning as the cold weather could continue into February. 

Don’t delay sort a winter gritting contractor out today

Anand Clarke, Operations Manager, Clearway Gritting, St Albans, Hertfordshire said:

‘Clearway Gritting teams have been working really hard during the winter months clearing ice and snow for our commercial customers including hospitals, schools, universities, retail parks and industrial parks. We work with a variety of private companies, both large and small businesses. All our customers have their own unique premises and gritting requests which our local gritting teams understand, as we have formed long term partnerships with our customers over many years.

We recommend you call us now on 01727 851837 if you are looking for a local winter gritting contractor. Our gritting teams will discuss your individual business needs and we will provide a competitive quote. We work with customers across the South East in Cambridgeshire, Essex, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and North London from our gritting hubs in St Albans, Huntingdon, Aylesbury, Harlow, High Wycome and Milton Keynes.

In Summary…

As the Met Office expects bad weather again in February, we recommend planning ahead, so you have a gritting contractor organised before bad weather hits the South East.

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