Gritters out in force as drivers are warned over wintry weather

Gritters are out this weekend
Gritters are out this weekend

Cold and frosty weather is expected this weekend so Hertfordshire County Council is reminding everyone to take extra care on the roads.

Terry Douris, Cabinet Member for Highways, said: “After a mild start to the winter, it looks like we’re going to have some wintry weather this weekend with an icy start in the mornings.

“While our gritters will be out as necessary and salt is the best material we have available to treat the roads, please do be aware that road conditions have changed and we all need to be extra careful when we’re out and about.”

On the Herts County Council website, there is information about the authority’s winter service, from driving tips to help keep motorists safe during bad weather to the routes we salt when temperatures are below zero.

During severe weather, information about your the county council’s services is available by following the ‘severe weather’ tab on the front page of the website. Advice on preparing for flooding is also available.

More than 10,000 people now follow Hertfordshire’s #grittertwitter http://twitter.com/Herts_Highways. You can sign up to get tweets and RSS feeds direct to your computer or mobile phone about when the council’s gritters are going out salting. Follow the link to ‘Salting decisions’ on www.hertsdirect.org/salting to sign up to the service.