Bad weather advice for Hertfordshire - and public warning not to steal salt

ICE, snow and sleet are likely for the rest of the week and Hertfordshire Highways is continuing its gritting runs whenever they are needed. And with the advice comes a warning not to steal from salt bins. I d like to take this opportunity to remind ever

ICE, snow and sleet are likely for the rest of the week and Hertfordshire Highways is continuing its gritting runs whenever they are needed.

And with the advice comes a warning not to steal from salt bins.

"I'd like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that salt in salt bins is for use on public roads and pavements," said county council executive member for highways and transport Stuart Pile.

"We've had reports of salt being stolen for private use - sometimes by the van load.


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"Should you witness someone removing salt and suspect it might be for private use, please contact the highways department on 0300 123 4047."

He went on: "Difficult road conditions are likely to continue this week so we're urging everyone to take care.

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"More snow is likely and we're expecting widespread ice as well. Remember you cannot always see that the road is icy - leave plenty of room between you and the vehicle in front, steer and brake very gently and reduce your overall speed, even though this will make your journey slower."

He added: "We were salting at the weekend in preparation for this morning's snow and, with road temperatures set to drop below zero tonight, we will be going out overnight so that A and B roads are treated before tomorrow's rush hour.

"We have enough salt to keep treating the reduced network this week and will keep refilling salt bins.

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