Gritters on stand-by as weather warning issued

WITH temperatures set to drop tonight (Wednesday), Hertfordshire Highways gritting teams are ready to go out. Snow showers are possible this afternoon, but, as air and road surface temperatures are moderate, it s not expected to settle, said Stuart Pil

WITH temperatures set to drop tonight (Wednesday), Hertfordshire Highways' gritting teams are ready to go out.

"Snow showers are possible this afternoon, but, as air and road surface temperatures are moderate, it's not expected to settle," said Stuart Pile, county council executive member for highways, transport and rural affairs.

"However, our gritters are ready to go out as needed and will be out tonight when icy conditions are expected. Road users are asked to take care in these conditions."

The decision to send out the crews is based on information received from up-to-the-minute weather forecasts and 12 roadside weather-reporting stations linked to computers. All winter maintenance vehicles now have GPS technology fitted so Hertfordshire Highways can track where any vehicle is at any time, and which roads it has salted.


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