Gritters going out as more snow forecast

WITH snow likely this evening (Thursday), Hertfordshire Highways is gearing up for further gritting runs and ploughing. The gritters will be on standby from 4pm and will be out gritting and ploughing the main roads overnight in order to keep morning rush-

WITH snow likely this evening (Thursday), Hertfordshire Highways is gearing up for further gritting runs and ploughing.

The gritters will be on standby from 4pm and will be out gritting and ploughing the main roads overnight in order to keep morning rush-hour disruption to a minimum.

A spokesman said: "We will grit and plough the roads that are our highest priority (the county's A and B roads, all bus routes, at least one road in and out of villages, industrial areas and shopping centres) and will respond to conditions as they develop.

"We still need to be careful to strike a balance between keeping priority roads passable and conserving salt so that we can continue to keep gritting.


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"We have 785 tonnes of salt still in stock, and expect to use between 150 to 300 tonnes overnight. The Government is now coordinating salt deliveries to local authorities across the UK based on declared need."

Stuart Pile, county council executive member for highways, transport and rural affairs, said: "Once again, we're asking residents to take care if they are on the roads this evening and consider whether their journey is necessary.

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"Our gritting teams will be hard at work throughout the night and we hope that the main roads will be clear for the morning rush-hour.

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