Essex County Council has reported that its winter service is up and running
Essex Highways’ Winter Service is up and running with gritter crews ready to keep the roads of Essex safe. Crews will grit roads where necessary over the colder months, helping keep the county moving.
The crews are responsible for gritting about 40% of the roads in Essex. National Highways grits major roads like the A12, A120 and M25. Southend-on-Sea and Thurrock councils deal with roads in their areas.
Last winter was busy for Essex’s crews, with 90 gritting actions taking place, 42 more than the year before. Similar conditions are possible this year, reports the council.
Councillor Lee Scott, Cabinet Member for Highways Maintenance and Sustainable Transport, said: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank our gritter team for the vital work they do to keep our road network moving safely throughout the winter months.”
Roadside salt bins for use by residents have now also been re-filled. Approximately 36 tonnes of salt have been added to bins across Essex.