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Camden shows true grit as the temperature drops

22 January, 2021

Winter is here and Veolia, in partnership with Camden Council, is already gritting Camden’s main road network to keep the community safe, despite the ongoing pandemic.

Veolia’s street cleansing teams in Camden are ready with 5 gritting vehicles on stand-by, 171 salt bins and over 300 tonnes of salt stored within the borough, with access to a reserve stock and a constant replenishment from suppliers when required, in order to keep the borough moving.

The teams are prepared to respond according to the severity of the weather, with street cleansing operatives ready to be diverted to winter maintenance duties. Priority areas will be gritted first, including hospitals, nursing homes, ambulance, fire and police stations, as well as main tube stations and bus stops. In the event of heavy snowfall or widespread ice, additional roads will be gritted in priority order after the main network of roads have been treated.

Russell Griffiths, Veolia Camden Senior Contract Manager, said: “Our collections and street cleansing teams work hard all year round to keep Camden clean and safe. Despite the ongoing pandemic, our gritting teams will be working hard again this winter to keep road conditions safe for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.”

 

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