Havering keeps moving amid first snowfall of winter

Havering awoke to the first snowflakes of winter today – but quick responses from transport services and council gritters kept the borough moving.

Romford Market ‏(@RomfordMarket) wrote on Twitter: “Good morning Romford! We’ve had snow in the market this morning but the stalls are out for the day & ready to serve! Wrap up warm & be safe!”

And Anna Davey ‏(@AEDavey) tweeted: “Well done and thank you to staff at #Romford Station for clearing the platforms of snow. #Ihatesnow”

Three Havering Council gritters have been out and about, spreading 16 tonnes of salt overnight and a further 10 this morning.

A spokesman said: “Our main roads, bus routes and roads to emergency service centres are treated first.

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“Gritters will only move onto other roads once these are clear.”

Council policy is to spread grit when the temperature drops below one degree centigrade and there is moisture around. Gritting should start within an hour of the first snow or frost warning.

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You’ve been sending in your pictures of snow around the borough – please keep them coming. You can e-mail photos to ramzy.alwakeel@archant.co.uk.

Some of the best ones are featured in the photo gallery to the top-right of this page.

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