Gritters geared up for a busy winter

During the autumn and winter months, Telford & Wrekin Council will be working hard to keep you safe during any bad weather.

Gritters geared up for a busy winter

Our gritters were out for the first time last Saturday night (5 Nov) and, with sub-zero temperatures expected overnight tonight, they will hit the borough’s roads again from 7pm.


Steve Hollins, Group Manager, Engineering Services at Telford & Wrekin Council said: “We treat more than 400 kilometres of roads across the borough and we routinely grit the A and & roads, access roads for emergency services, schools, industrial estates, villages and a number of main bus routes. We have a full stock of salt and we are fully prepared for the winter ahead.


“But you can help us too over the coming months. Why not become a volunteer Neighbourhood Snow Warden? We will give you the rocksalt and equipment and advise you on how to clear snow and ice safely and how to spread the salt effectively.”


Full information on where and when we grit, how to become a snow warden and how to stay safe on the roads this winter can be found at http://www.telford.gov.uk/winter  Here you can also find information on how to stay well this winter.


And follow us on twitter @TelfordWrekin #wmgrit for updates on when the gritters are out.






 

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