Lincolnshire’s gritters drive the equivalent of to the South Pole and back to keep roads safe

Lincolnshire’s gritters drive the equivalent of to the South Pole and back to keep roads safe
 

Despite a catalogue of minor and more serious collision on Lincolnshire’s roads in recent days due to ice and snow, the county council says its gritters have covered a distance equal to a trip to the South Pole and back.
Between Friday afternoon and Tuesday morning, the team carried out 11 full runs covering a total of 20,630 miles.
During that time, they used over 4,210 tons of salt – the equivalent of 21 blue whales in terms of weight.
The team’s efforts have been applauded by the leader of Lincolnshire County Council, Coun Martin Hill.
Coun Hill said: “The gritters really have gone above... read more

 
14 December 2017 in Regional East, Views: 26
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