12:39PM, Tuesday 26 November 2013
An interactive gritting map has been launched by the Royal Borough on its website to keep people updated on weather conditions.
The new service gives live information on which roads have been gritted as well as the location of 165 salt bins in the borough.
Householders can enter their postcode to find when roads near them were last treated and so they plan a safe journey to work.
Cllr Geoff Hill, cabinet member for highways and transport, said: "With the new interactive gritting map and a stock of 1,050 tonnes of salt which we can replenish as and when required, we are better prepared than ever to cope with winter.
"Parish councils and residents' groups have responsibility for 103 of the borough's salt bins, empowering the community to get actively involved in salting local roads when it becomes necessary."
A farmers' contract has also been set up and circulated to farmers in a bid to gain additional resources to help clear rural road in times of severe weather.
Visit maps.rbwm.gov.uk/winterservicesmap.htm to access the map.
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