08:26AM, Friday 18 January 2013
A gritting programme is underway in Windsor and Maidenhead.
The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead council sent gritters out yesterday with both primary and secondary routes pre-salted.
There could be a band of snow later today in the area – potentially between five and eight cms.
Pre-salting has been carried out in Windsor and Maidenhead main town centre car parks and in village shopping areas and this morning gritters covered both Maidenhead High Street and Peascod Street, Windsor. Town centre footways in both towns were treated earlier in the week.
Council contractors, Amey, are now on standby shifts, ready to go out when required.
If necessary the council will treat footways outside schools, care homes, hospitals and other vulnerable areas and there will be a response team on hand to refill the 140 grit bins placed with parish councils and local communities across the borough.
A council spokesman said there is sufficent salt in stock to deal with the snow forecast over the next few days and more is on order as a precautionary measure.
It has 4 x 4 vehicles on standby to help vulnerable residents if necessary.
Waste collections scheduled for today are going ahead as planned but will depend on weather conditions as the day progresses.
Another band of snow is expected on Sunday and Monday.
Paramedics were called to the scene of a medical emergency in Maidenhead on Monday morning (June 27).
All lines are currently blocked between Reading and London Paddington stations due to a person being hit by a train.