Monday, 6 February 2012

Hackney and the snow

This is just a quick update on the work Hackney Council has done over the weekend to ensure the borough coped with the inclement weather.

Before the snow began on Saturday, both roads and pavements were treated.  The Council's contractors, Volker Highways, began on the roads at 4.00pm, and a further gritting was carried out at 7.30pm.  As snow was settling, a third gritting was carried out at around 11.30pm.  Pavements were gritted during the day on Saturday ahead of the snow.  Once the snow had begun, six waste crews were deployed to clear snow from high streets and town centres, and a further gritting on pavements was carried out over night.  Crews worked until around 3.00am on Sunday morning.

On Sunday, Volker were out on three separate occasions. Between 8.00am and 11.00am, the main roads in both the north and south of the borough were gritted.  Following completion of this, vehicles were deployed again between 12.00pm and 3.30pm to grit residential areas in the north and north-east of the borough.  A final gritting took place between 5.00pm and 8.00pm on the main roads, again in the north and south of the borough.

Today, both the waste and recycling collection services continue function as expected. Roads in the borough continue to be running well, however the Council will continue to monitor the situation over the course of the next few days. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good job; but why does no one worry about cycle routes?