Mini gritter on our roads

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A NEW mini gritter has gone on trial in the Spalding area during the recent cold snap.

The four-wheel drive is on loan for a week so bosses can assess its suitability.

Winter maintenance engineer David Davies said: “We are looking to replace some of our gritters in the next few years and what we like about this one is its flexibility.”

The vehicle can salt and plough, a snow blower can be attached, or it can converted to a grass-cutter in summer.

It’s smaller size also enables it to be used on narrow roads which can be off limits to bigger gritters.