Councils ready for winter weather

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COUNCILS are preparing for another cold winter by ordering in extra salt stocks.

Lincolnshire county councillor Martin Trollope-Bellew (Con) said Lincolnshire is more equipped than ever before to deal with bad winter weather. Speaking to Stamford Town Council on Tuesday, he said the county had 42,000 tonnes of Egyptian gritting salt in stock but in its worst winter, only 39,000 tonnes was used.

Coun Trollope-Bellew said: “The county council is prepared for the winter.”

Rutland County Council has had 4,000 tonnes of grit delivered, which is 20 per cent more than last year.

Portfolio holder for highways and transportation coun Roger Begy (Con) said: “Most people take care when weather conditions are very bad, but it’s important to always drive carefully particularly during the winter months.

“Roads may look ok but there may still be isolated patches of frost or ice, even on treated roads.”