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Gritters on standby as temperatures set to plummet

Correspondent 7th Nov, 2016

GRITTING lorries will be out again tonight (Monday, November 7) as another cold night has been forecast with temperature dipping below zero for a second time.

The MET office has predicted falling temperatures again this evening and into the night with road surface temperatures are expected to fall to -4 in places. From 6.30pm this evening the gritting teams will head out onto the county’s primary routes for a precautionary gritting.

“Our gritting teams are experienced and well prepared to cope now that the weather has turned cold very suddenly this year,” said County Councillor Marcus Hart, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Highways.

“Gritting does not guarantee the roads will be as safe as usual. We urge motorists to take extra care and watch out for icy patches. The weather cannot be exactly predicted and even if a road has been treated, drivers should not assume it is safe to travel at normal speeds.”

Visit www.worcestershire.gov.uk/gritting for information on the gritting operations, including interactive maps showing designated routes, which also enables all users to pinpoint the location of their nearest grit bin.

People are also being encouraged to report any issues with grit bins via the www.worcestershire.gov.uk/reportit section.

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