Gritters ready as temperature falls - The Evesham Observer

Gritters ready as temperature falls

Evesham Editorial 27th Oct, 2019   0

WITH TEMPERATURES set to drop from next week, Worcestershire County Council’s gritting teams are on standby to keep the roads moving.

The Met Office predicts it could be as low as 3°C to 5°C from Monday onwards.

Over the summer the authority’s highways depots have been restocked with more than 14,000 tonnes of salt.

There is also a 5,000-tonne reserve in case we have a harsh winter.

Some forecasters have predicted the worst winter in Britain for 30 years.

The county’s fleet of 32 gritting vehicles and the teams which drive them will be tasked with covering 1,000miles of designated roads in Worcestershire.

Last winter, the teams clocked up more than 50,000 miles across the county – the equivalent of more than twice around the world.

The council will also check Worcestershire’s 1,320 grit bins to ensure they are full. The salt and grit mixture is provided for use on the public highway, including footpaths.

People can visit for more on gritting, routes, including interactive maps, and grit bins.

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