Kent

Kent snow: Roads gritted as more snow forecast

  • 19 January 2013
  • From the section Kent
Gritter
Image caption Kent County Council and Medway Council say all major roads were gritted overnight on Saturday

Gritters are out treating all the primary and secondary routes, according to Kent County Council.

The council said 2,268 miles of road would be treated.

Toby Howe, the council's highways manager, said crews had been treating footways in the towns and refilling salt bins on Saturday.

Persistent and heavier snow is forecast to spread to England from elsewhere in Europe late on Sunday morning and is set to continue during the afternoon.

Phil Moore, Medway Council's head of highways, said: "I think over the last two or three years highway authorities and the weather forecasting teams have got their acts together.

"We had good warnings and managed to mobilise our teams in good time."

BBC weather forecaster Helen Willetts said there will be snow in the south-east and the east of England on Sunday, pushing into north-east England later in the day.

More snow is expected on Sunday night going into Monday in the south-east and eastern side of England, she added.

The weather affected Saturday's football matches, with the League Two game between Rochdale and Gillingham postponed because of a frozen pitch.

Dartford's game away to Hereford, and the match between Ebbsfleet United and Tamworth, were also been postponed.

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