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Find out about clearing snow
We are looking for residents in Medway to volunteer as
snow wardens. Snow wardens play a vital role in clearing snow
from paths and residential roads during the winter.
Volunteers will be allocated:
- 25kg bag of road salt
- hand spreader
- snow shovel
- pair of gloves
- high visibility vest
During wintry conditions, volunteers will be asked to
clear and treat footpaths in a section of pavement
allocated to them, normally close to where they live.
You can also watch our training video below to get a better
understanding of what is required of a volunteer snow
During the winter maintenance period (October-March) and in the
event of snow, we use all available resources to ensure that the
main roads are cleared for motorists.
Once primary routes are clear, other roads are cleared on a
planned/priority basis. A large amount of unclassified
"minor" roads will not be cleared and are left to thaw
There are some tips on clearing snow on the Gov.uk
Rush hour snowfall
When snow falls at rush hour, early gritting cannot take place
due to traffic congestion. Roads can still have icy patches and
drivers should remain vigilant and aware of the need to drive
carefully at all times.
How to tell whether roads are icy or not
It is often difficult to tell when ice is forming on roads and
conditions will probably vary across Medway from hour to hour. If
there is a white frost on grass and cars in the morning, you may
encounter icy patches on the roads. We keep local radio stations
and TV networks informed about road conditions and tell the media
when the main routes are gritted.
We do our best to ensure that the main routes are safe to use,
but you must take extra care in wintry weather.