Council gets to grips with East End’s icy roads
TEAMS of council gritters are on standby this-afternoon ready for the Big Freeze. Tower Hamlets council has been working round-the-clock in London’s East End clearing streets of ice with a stock of 500 tonnes of grit ready to be used
TEAMS of council gritters are on standby this-afternoon ready for the Big Freeze.
Tower Hamlets council has been working round-the-clock in London’s East End clearing streets of ice.
A stock of 500 tonnes of grit has been piled up ready to be used at any one time at its depot in Bow.
It has already got through up to 150 tonnes during the recent cold snap with staff working through the night to 4 or 5am.
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Local authorities like Tower Hamlets are responsible for clearing side roads, while Transport for London looks after main roads across the capital, such as the A12 Blackwall Tunnel Approach, A11 Whitechapel Road-Mile End Road and the A13 Commercial Road-East India Dock Road.
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