Residents advised to prepare for heavy snow tomorrow
5:30pm Thursday 17th January 2013 in News
Residents are advised to be prepared for heavy snow across the borough tomorrow.
Forecasters are predicting snow is most likely to arrive during the middle of the day and the advice being issued is to check the detailed forecast first thing before setting out for work.
Car users are being advised to leave their vehicles at home as road travel may become difficult later in the afternoon.
Croydon Council staff will be continuously gritting priority roads and pavements from 5am tomorrow morning.
The borough has nearly 600 fully-stocked roadside salt bins for use by drivers on nearby roads. But the council has reminded people this salt is not for removal and use on private drives.
Southern Rail will run an amended timetable tomorrow.
Trains will not split or join at Haywards Heath or Horsham stations and will mean passengers who travel on the East and West Coastways into and out of London may be affected.
Passengers are advised to check train times before travelling.
Businesses considering closing early if conditions do become bad are asked to think about staggering the times they allow their staff to leave for home, with those living furthers away leaving first.
Councillor Phil Thomas, cabinet member for highways and environmental services, said: "We’d also call on people to look out for their neighbours – if they are elderly or vulnerable then check to see if they need any help.
"And remember, if you and your neighbours want to clear your own roads and pavements then you can, just do so with care."
Any disruption to council services and schools will be published on the council website. To see a map of the roads being treated visit croydon.gov.uk/gritting.