SNOW AND THAW IN TONBRIDGE: School closures in Tonbridge MONDAY 6th DEC - find out first and fast!
By 28Maz28 | Friday, November 26, 2010, 14:52
As the snow melts around Tonbridge find out if your school is closed or reopening on Monday 6th.
What happens when snow closes schools used by Tonbridge & Malling pupils?
The BBC run an excellent update both on air and on their website - follow this.
And KCC have come up trumps with a comprehensive cold weather guide: HERE IT IS:
"Salting the roads
We have a well planned winter service plan to help keep our roads clear.
Kent Highway Services has 23,000 tonnes of salt held in eight depots countywide for distribution and 63 salting lorries have started salting the roads in preparation for the cold weather.
In addition, there are 180 farmers around the county who have snow ploughs provided by Kent Highway Services for fitting to their tractors.
Read our tips on driving safely in winter weather.
Why not clear snow and ice on the pavement outside your home or from public spaces.
Read the snow code and find out how to clear pathways safely and effectively.
We aim to keep our schools open and closing them is a last resort.
View our emergency school closures page for more information on finding out whether your child's school is closed.
For train travel, visit the Southeastern trains website.
District council services
The district and borough councils provide a range of services for Kent residents.
Find out about district council services that may be affected by the wintry conditions
- If you have to make a journey when snow or ice is forecast, make sure you have warm clothes, food, water, boots, a torch and a spade and that you let somebody know when you expect to arrive and your route.
- If you must drive read advice on driving in severe weather conditions
- Try to wait until the roads have been gritted before travelling.
- Put grit on paths and driveways to lessen the risk of slipping on compacted snow
- If you have to go outside, wear layers of clothing and keep dry to prevent loss of body heat. Read information on keeping warm in winter.
- Check on any vulnerable neighbour
- Watch out for any signs of hypothermia;
-Slow, slurred speech
-Memory lapse and drowsiness
-Signs of frostbite, loss of feeling/ pale appearance of fingers, toes or earlobe
- Keep moving your arms and legs to help blood circulation.