Ready to keep the roads open - The Evesham Observer

Ready to keep the roads open

Evesham Editorial 10th Dec, 2019   0

THE County Council’s gritting teams have been out on the roads ready for the cold weather.

With the official onset of winter teams have been out as road temperatures plummeted.

Over the summer months, various highways depots that cover the county were re-stocked with more than 14,000 tonnes of salt, which includes a 5,000 tonne reserve in case of an unusually harsh winter.

The Worcestershire Highways fleet of 32 gritting vehicles and the teams that drive them, cover the county’s 1,000 miles of designated roads.

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

The Council has also checked the county’s 1,320 grit bins to ensure they are full.

The grit bins are available across the county of Worcestershire and maintained with stocks of a salt/grit mixture.

They are provided for use on the public highway only (including footways).

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