Keeping local roads gritted

Richmond Council’s winter gritting service, which runs from October to April, will continue to keep main roads clear of snow and ice and ensure entrances to important public buildings remain accessible.

The above map highlights the roads which the council will grit in the local area, with roads being precautionary gritted (red) and roads gritted in extreme weather (orange). Roads managed by TfL (such as the A316), and areas outside of Hampton and Hampton Hill are not shown.

In times of heavy snow we will also clear selected footways, pavements and smaller roads. This includes:

  • Footways in town centres, station forecourts, footbridges near to and adjacent to schools, care homes and hospitals
  • Footways and roads with steep slopes or inclines
  • Smaller roads (which will be gritted once the main roads are gritted and there is some certainty that they will remain open)

Cllr Peter Buckwell, Cabinet Member for Highways and Street Scene said:

“We expect weather conditions to be particularly cold and icy this week so we want to remind residents to be careful whilst using the roads and footpaths.

“Our gritters were out on Sunday night and early Monday morning and will be going out again at regular intervals while the cold weather lasts.

“We will also clear selected footpaths and pavements as necessary in the case of extreme weather conditions.

“The Council’s winter gritting service runs until April.”

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