Nottinghamshire County Council’s Highways team is preparing to salt the county’s main routes for the first time this season on Friday evening – as forecasts predict plummeting temperatures.
The County Council’s hazard forecast is expected to be at ‘red’ status on Friday evening for the first time this winter season with predicted temperatures of –2C that night, signalling the need for gritting machines to swing into action.
Our gritting teams have been on standby since 1 October although the school half term week usually signals the first frost of the season.
Gritting facts and figures
- We have around 18,000 tonnes of salt currently in stock (with a capacity for a total of 22,000 tonnes).
- Salt barns are located at Markham Moor, Bilsthorpe, Newark and Gamston with further salt storage in Kimberley.
- We have a fleet of 23 front line gritters plus reserves.
Keep up to date
We'll be tweeting out whenever we expect the gritters to be out. Follow us at www.twitter.com/nottscc and look for the hashtag #grittertwitter.