Essex Highways wraps up winter service

Essex Highways is wrapping up its winter service following the wettest recorded winter in 130 years.  High levels of rainfall brought challenges such as frozen conditions and icy roads.  This winter crews have: The county’s gritters will return for the 2024/25 winter season later this year. This starts in late October when temperatures begin to […]

Over 80,000 miles of Staffordshire’s roads gritted this winter

Highways crews have worked around the clock throughout the winter period to keep Staffordshire’s roads safe, gritting the equivalent of 80,000 miles.  From October, 64 drivers rolled out in their gritters to treat the county’s road network when temperatures plunged and snowy spells hit.   Amongst those drivers were the Moorlands’ hill contractors, who were on […]

Econ Engineering announces ‘landmark deal’ for world’s first ever fully electric gritter

Econ Engineering’s fully electric-powered gritter has secured a landmark contract with UK highways specialist Ringway signing up to take delivery of the revolutionary E-QCB (Electric Quick Change Body). The first ever completely electric vehicle of its kind on the market utilises the very latest in sustainable technology without diminishing performance, helping customers cut their emissions […]

Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Highways team ready for winter

The highways team at Bath & North East Somerset Council have begun their preparations for winter by stocking up on gritting salt, refilling grit bins and making sure its fleet of gritting lorries are ready. 2,176 tonnes of salt has been procured and is in dry storage at the council’s Clutton depot, with all 434 […]

Essex Highways to start winter service

Essex Highways is launching its winter service this week. Crews have been familiarising themselves with gritting routes in preparation for the colder months. Routes prioritise main roads, access to emergency facilities and busy bus routes. They also prioritise areas where frost and ice have caused accidents. Essex Highways’ 49 gritters, plus two mini gritters, cover approximately […]

New weather stations to help get England’s motorways and A-roads ready for winter

With winter approaching, National Highways is investing £15.4m in new state-of-the-art network of weather stations, including supporting infrastructure, that will provide real-time data of road conditions.  As the clocks go back this weekend, the organisation is ready for the winter season with more than 530 gritters to call upon in adverse conditions and around 280,000 […]

Aberdeenshire Council sets winter operations in motion

With the darker nights drawing in and temperatures starting to fall, Aberdeenshire Council is once again putting its winter operations into motion to ensure it can respond to whatever the weather throws at it in the coming months. Staff again demonstrated outstanding levels of teamwork and dedication at the start of the year as they battled to keep the 3,500-mile roads […]


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