Warks gritters on standby for snow and ice - The Rugby Observer

Warks gritters on standby for snow and ice

Rugby Editorial 11th Dec, 2015 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016   0

A FLEET of sure-footed gritters is ready to take on the ice and snow in the coming months.

Warwickshire County Council has 29 gritting vehicles – plus seven spares – based at County Highways depots across the county, allowing teams to continuously grit and spread over many hours.

They will have access to over 14,000 tonnes of salt at the start of the season, which will be monitored to ensure that gritting can take place throughout the winter.

Primary routes – over 1,500km of them – are a priority for the gritting teams, but other routes can also be cleared as resources become available.

Council transport spokesman Coun Peter Butlin said they had a hard-working and capable team ready to take up the task of keeping the county’s roads clear.

But he added: “Motorists will still need to stay vigilant on icy and hazardous roads.”

Follow the council’s Gritter Twitter page at www.twitter.com/warksgritting for up to date information on gritting operations throughout the county.

Visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/gritting for details of the roads that will be prioritised.

In the event of snow, visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/snow for updates about school closures, social care disruption, library closures, household waste recycling centres and country parks.


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