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Coldest Winter For 50 Years - So get Your Rock Salt Now

Sub-zero temperatures and violent snow storms could hit as soon as late October as a freak ocean cooling in the Atlantic threatens to trigger a historic, nationwide whiteout.

Emergency services have been warned to prepare for a repeat of the devastating 1962/63 winter which saw rivers and lakes freeze over across Britain.

Meteorologists and oceanographers warn plunging ocean temperatures in the Atlantic are at the root of the crisis.

The warm ocean current which runs up the east coast of America - have plummeted over the past year.

The stream merges into the North Atlantic Drift which normally pushes warm water towards the west coast of the United Kingdom.

However a drastic reduction in speed and temperature of the current has left Britain without any buffer to a bitter Arctic influx.

The big chill could start later this month with snow on low ground as early as November.

With all the uncertainty of our British weather, you really need to be prepared. Are you prepared? Did you get caught out last year? Make sure you buy your salt now!

Rock Salt is often used both residentially and municipally for managing ice. Rock Salt is used to manage ice because brine which is a solution of water and salt has a lower freezing point than just ordinary water. Therefore by simply putting salt on ice this will cause it to melt. It is common for people to spread Rock Salt on their paths and driveways after a snow storm to melt the snow. It is also common for people to lay Rock Salt before a frost or snowstorm to prevent ice from forming.

Here at Greengates Builders Merchants Accrington, Lancashire we stock Rock Salt in 25Kg bags and in bulk bags.

Greengates Builders Merchants delivering to the whole of Lancashire including: Accrington, Blackburn, Burnley, Clitheroe, Darwen, Great Harwood, Haslingden, Padiham and Pendle.

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