Gritting lorries now on standby in Northamptonshire for six months of 24-hour cover
Gritting lorries are now on standby in Northamptonshire as the winter season officially started this weekend.
In Northamptonshire a total of 1,198 miles of road receives precautionary gritting when required – the same distance as between London and Rome.
Roughly 12,000 tonnes of gritting salt has been stocked-up at three depots around the county in preparation with 29 gritting trucks at the ready.
Councillor Ian Morris, county council cabinet member for transport, highways and environment, said: “Keeping the county moving over the winter months is a huge task and the positive comments that... read more
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