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Gritters Out in Force in Leicestershire as Cold Snap Continues to Bite

Over 120 tonnes of grit will be spread on Leicestershire’s roads over the next few days, as the county’s cold spell continues to bite.

Forecasters have said that chilly weather will remain in the region for the next few days, meaning gritting lorries have been dispatched to help keep the region’s roads safe, and traffic moving.

Leicester Time: Gritters Out in Force in Leicestershire as Cold Snap Continues to Bite

Nearly half of the county’s roads are gritted in response to roads being covered by ice, snow or frost.

“That’s 1,300 miles of highway. Our teams run a round-the-clock service every winter, and, as with previous years, we’re continuing to keep an eye on temperatures,” said Councillor Ozzy O-Shea, county council cabinet member for highways, transport and flooding.

“Our teams will be ready to spread more than 120 tonnes of salt per night. With the priorities being our key routes and roads, we’ll make sure Leicestershire keeps moving.”

Leicestershire County Council currently has 23 gritters, ready to spread salt wherever necessary during winter.

The council takes in around 16,500 tonnes of grit every winter.

The council has advised people to check weather and travel disruption through news channels and radio stations, and to wear appropriate footwear and clothes for the cold temperatures.

For more information, visit: https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/winter-weather

Leicester Time: Gritters Out in Force in Leicestershire as Cold Snap Continues to Bite