Nottingham’s gritting vehicles will be out this evening.
Nottingham city teams are ready with:
- Seven 17-tonne gritting trucks
- 3000 tonnes of grit
- 200 grit bins in priority locations
The teams grit 445km of Nottingham’s roads every wintry night – the top priority is keeping the city moving, especially those routes used by the emergency services and public transport.
The busiest roads are gritted first – the ones people use to get to schools, workplaces and hospitals.
You can use grits from one of the 200 grit bins to grit the pavement on your street, or use ordinary table salt on steps and paths.
There are around 200 yellow grit bins placed around the city, sited in places with steep slopes or in areas that are particularly exposed to the elements.