East Sussex Highways have compiled a checklist for motorists who might find themselves driving in the snow. It includes advice on action to take before setting out and lists emergency supplies that should be carried.
Before setting out:
Check the weather forecast and road conditions
Consider an alternative mode of transport
Allow extra time for your journey
Make sure your car is ready for a journey
Ensure your mobile phone is fully charged
Carry snow socks.
Take with you:
Food and a warm drink
Battery jump leads
Map for unplanned diversions
A First Aid kit.
Head of East Sussex Highways Roger Williams said his department was ready for the snow with sophisticated technology constantly feeding information into their control room. Salt supplies were topped up and gritters and snow ploughs were at the ready but it was crucial that motorists make sure they are ready too.
More about the highways departments preparations for the winter here: East Sussex road team is ready for winter