Gritters gear up for winter

Telford’s salt stores are full and the gritters are out doing dry runs of the routes gritted as part of Telford and Wrekin Council’s winter preparation.

Gritters gear up for winter

The gritters are mobilised when potential frost or ice are forecast.  When out, they grit around 400 kilometres of A roads, bus routes and access roads for emergency services, schools, industrial estates and villages.

Smaller roads and footpaths in local estates and villages are salted by the borough’s volunteer Snow Wardens.

Councillor Angela McClements, Telford & Wrekin Council’s cabinet member for Transport, said: “With 1,500 tons of salt in our stores and the fleet of gritters geared up, we are fully prepared for keeping the roads moving this winter.

“Although we haven’t had any major snowfall for a couple of years, our Snow Wardens will be ready to lend a hand if we do in local communities.  The work they do is really appreciated, particularly by our older and more vulnerable residents.  Big thanks to them, and if anyone is interested in becoming a Snow Warden then do get in touch.”

For details of where and when we grit, advice on how to stay safe on the roads in winter and how you can become a Snow Warden visit