South Holland drivers assured about '24/7' gritting from now until April
Driver in South Holland have been assured that gritters are now on standby ready for colder and wintry weather.
The county's gritters will be on call 24/7 until April, with teams keeping a check on temperatures in case of icy roads.
A new weather forecasting service will be used by Lincolnshire County Council to help gritting teams respond more effectively in treating every A and B road in the county.
In addition, roads leading to schools and hospitals, as well as some villages, will also be gritted with a stock of about 27,000 tonnes of salt - with another 3,500 in reserve.
Coun Richard Davies, the council's executive member for highways, said: "Our team makes every effort to keep all our major roads clear, whatever the weather, which often means getting out onto the roads in the early hours of the morning when the rest of us are still asleep.
"But while it is impossible for us to grit every road, we aim to provide a safe route to and from every town and village.
"However, please remember that even treated roads can be hazardous, so do take care and drive to suit the conditions."
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