Gritting teams set to continue back to back runs across Notts
With the cold snap set to continue, Nottinghamshire County Council's gritting teams are well prepared for a busy week.
Gritting teams are currently due to be out tackling main routes every evening until at least Thursday. Our daytime crews have already been out today (Tuesday) and remain on standby for additional runs, depending on weather conditions and road temperatures remaining below zero.
Since the first gritting run of the winter back in November, county gritting teams have not only clocked up well over 200,000 kilometers, they have been out for more than 250 hours – equivalent to more than 17 days and nights out on the county's roads.
Our salt supplies are being constantly reviewed up to make sure the county is well-supplied. Our current stocks weigh in at around 10,000 tonnes – which is enough for around 50 back-to-back gritting runs should road temperatures continue to be below freezing.
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
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