Home   News   Article

Lincolnshire gritters ready to hit the roads as freezing weather arrives




The county’s gritters are ready to roll again this weekend with freezing temperatures forecast.

The gritters will be on call around the clock, ready to hit the road whenever needed. The county is expected to experience prolonged periods of freezing temperatures from tonight (Thursday) onwards, so the team will be making multiple runs over the next few days.

Darrell Redford, network resilience manager, said: “We’ll be doing everything we can to keep local roads safe for people. We’re going to have some wintry weather over the next few days, and there is the potential for rain or even snow on Sunday.

“Our gritters will be making multiple runs, but people need to recognise that although salt is a big help, even gritted routes can be treacherous, so please do take extra care when out on the roads.

“People should also be aware that we do not routinely grit footpaths, so these could be particularly slippery.

“You can find advice on how to safely clear snow and ice from outside your property and public spaces on our website.

“We’ll be monitoring the situation around the clock, and posting regular updates on our Twitter account, @LincsCC_Roads.”

The gritters treat almost 2,000 miles of the county’s network, including all A and B roads. They also ensure there is treated link to all the main villages, schools and hospitals where possible.

For more on the county council’s gritting operations, including a map showing the county’s gritting routes, visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk



COMMENTS
()


Iliffe Media does not moderate comments. Please click here for our house rules.

People who post abusive comments about other users or those featured in articles will be banned.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.

 

Terms of Comments

We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules.

If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here.

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies - Learn More