BRITAIN faces the risk of renewed snow chaos after councils admitted yesterday that salt supplies are “stretched”.
With heavy snow forecast from tomorrow until the end of the week, councils revealed they may need to share salt with neighbouring authorities if stocks get low.
One source warned: “This is serious” while the Local Government Association cautioned that everyone, including central government and the Highways Agency is going to “have to carefully manage the way they use salt”.
It said councils are replenishing salt stocks but stressed: “They can only restock as fast as salt suppliers can dig salt out of the ground.” The warning came as the Met Office issued an advisory of “severe or extreme weather”, forecasting up to six inches of snow across the South-east on Thursday and up to four inches on Friday.
It warned next week could bring “more substantial” snowfalls as weather fronts move in.
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