Lincolnshire gritters ready for the off

Lincolnshire County Council is gearing up to keep Lincolnshire moving when the winter weather comes.

From October 1st the council started to monitor the weather 24/7, and our fleet of 43 gritters will be ready to go when road surface temperatures drop to around 0.5°C.

Its gritting routes cover nearly 2,000 miles of highway, including all A and B roads, at least one road into all our main towns and villages, and routes around our bus and train stations, hospitals and schools. The council also provide grit bins for residents to use on public paths and roads.

Karen Cassar, assistant director for highways, said: “We all know how changeable the great British weather can be. So whilst it’s still relatively warm at the end of September, we’re ready from October right through to April to go out at a moment’s notice. We’ve got around 29,000 tonnes of salt in our stores, which should see the county through even a harsh winter.

“In the next few days we’ll be doing our dry runs to test the routes and the vehicles, so you may well see the gritters out and about near you.”

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