THIS salt mountain suggests Hillingdon Council has no excuse for failing to grit the borough's roads properly this winter.
The council has 3,413 tonnes at its Harlington Road Depot, more than twice the amount held last winter.
Uxbridge and surrounding areas largely escaped the heavy snow that hit the south-east last week.
Harefield Academy, in Northwood Way, Harefield, was the only school to fall victim to the weather, closing for
the day on Thursday, and The Macmillan Early Childhood Centre, in Judge Heath Lane, Hayes, was closed for two days because of heating problems.
Hillingdon Hospital reported a sharp increase in patients admitted with chest infections, as well as with injuries from road accidents and falls.