Notts gritters head out after snow falls in Worksop area

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Notts county council gritter

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HEAVY snow has brought Notts County Council’s road gritting crews into action as adverse weather hits the Worksop area this afternoon (Wednesday 13th February)

The Met Office forecast heavy snow throughout the afternoon - and is expected to hit its peak later in the afternoon and could be as much as two inches on high ground.

A Notts County Council spokesman said: “Our 23 gritting vehicles have been out on the roads since 11am using a mix of 20gsm (normally the mix is 15gsm).”

“The County Council has 23 gritting vehicles across the county, each covering a route of A and B roads and main bus routes that takes them around three or four hours to complete. In addition, 11 other vehicles have been fitted with snow ploughs in readiness for heavy snow.”

He added: “The daytime gritting comes on top of last night’s routine runs which have already left a residue of salt on most roads.”

The County Council say that their gritting teams will be monitoring the weather situation closely as the afternoon progresses, with nightshift teams reporting for duty at 6pm and preparing to grit again during the evening, should the need arise.

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