Salting FAQs

Salting FAQs 

 

Questions on our road salting service

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Does the county have enough salt?
How much salt do you use per gritting run?
How do you ensure that Essex Highways doesn't run out of salt?
Why do you have an emergency network?
How does salt work?
What about pre-salting in preparation for snow?
What about compacted ice?
What has been the salt usage over the last few winters?
Which roads make up the salting network?
How often do you salt the roads?
Who decides when the gritting lorries should go out and how will I know if they have been?
When do you salt the roads?
I thought you used grit, not salt?
How do I know the gritting lorries have actually done the roads they should?
Why did you go out salting in some parts of the county and not others?
If you have salted why is there still snow and ice on the road?

 

Questions on the Salt Bag Partnership and volunteering

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What is the Salt Bag Partnership and how can I sign up?
We are a Residents Association/Neighbourhood Watch Group. Can we sign up to the Salt Bag Scheme?
How can I volunteer?
Which areas are covered?
What do the volunteers do?
How is the salt packed and when is it delivered?
Can the salt be used anywhere?
How much salt should be used?
What if we run out of salt?

 

Questions about salt bins

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Who can use the salt bins?
Where are the salt bins located?
Will the salt bins be filled throughout the winter?

Documents

Salt: The myths and the factsPDF15/12/2017