Gritting teams gearing up for latest cold snap

23 February 2018

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With temperatures set to remain low over the weekend and into next week, Nottinghamshire County Council's gritting teams are preparing to clock up more miles in the coming days.

Latest forecasts are predicting freezing night time temperatures on Saturday and Sunday, with a possibility of snow and ice day and night in the early part of next week (week commencing 26 February 2018).

Gritting teams are currently due to be out tackling main routes every evening, with daytime crews on standby for additional runs, depending on weather conditions. 

Since the first gritting run of the winter back in November, gritting teams in Nottinghamshire have carried out around 150 round-trips and clocked up approximately 200,000 kilometers

Via East Midlands delivers highways services on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council, including winter maintenance. Road temperatures are constantly monitored and gritting teams when required from four depots situated across the county at Markham Moor, Bilsthorpe, Newark and Gamston. 

In addition to salting roads, the County Council and Via maintain and fill around 1,380 roadside grit bins across the county for use by local communities. They also work closely with district and parish councils to ensure the maximum practical winter support can be provided to communities across the county.  

Further information about gritting routes, weather and travel, safe driving tips and keeping warm and healthy this winter is available from www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/winter  

For winter weather alerts and information follow Nottinghamshire County Council on Twitter at www.twitter.com/nottscc 


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