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Gritting Teams Ready

Winter weather plans have been put into action as the council’s gritting team prepare for icy and cold conditions over the winter months.

This year, five dedicated gritting teams will be available with supplies of up to 1800 tonnes of rock salt stockpiled at the council’s Tarmac’s Depot at Holmesfield Road.
If road surface temperatures are expected to drop below zero or frost is predicted the gritters are put into action. Major roads will be gritted to allow safer access for residents, businesses and visitors. The town’s main routes can be gritted within four hours.

The council will be tweeting grit alerts if the weather changes and residents can keep up to date on twitter by following @warringtonbc
Cllr Hans Mundry, executive board member for highways, transportation and public realm said: “Our gritting teams are on standby 24 hours a day between October and April and during bad weather they work round the clock on the main roads doing a fantastic job.”

“Our aim is to make sure salt is spread on the roads before ice forms. The Met Office provides us with weather forecasts which are monitored 24 hours a day.”
“We would urge people to prepare for cold weather, especially when driving in poor conditions. It’s also advised to keep checking the council’s website and social media channels for important updates.”

Find out more about gritting in Warrington and view the gritting route map here:
warrington.gov.uk/gritting

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