25th Mar, 2019

Road teams show plenty of true grit

WORCESTERSHIRE County Council’s Highways department spread more than 2,000 tonnes of salts on the region’s roads during last week’s snow and ice.

Storm Emma and the Beast from the East brought the wintry weather and led to the authority’s teams working tirelessly to keep residents moving.

Coun Alan Amos, the council’s cabinet member with responsibility for highways, said: “Our teams have once again, done a fantastic job in keeping the roads open.

“It was another efficient, highly-organised, and competent exercise and I know the people of Worcestershire are grateful to and proud of them all.”

Worcestershire was placed under both amber and yellow weather snow warnings last week by the Met Office.

The county council has 7,000 tonnes of salt housed within its depots and the gritters were out every night to spread on the roads as the cold weather continued.

Around 5,000 tonnes of salt is also kept within reserves as well to ensure there is enough salt to spread on the roads.

Anyone aware of a grit bin which needs refilling should visit www.worcestershire.gov.uk/reportit.

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