Wednesday 12 June 2024
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Gritters out tonight as road temperatures plummet to -2ºC

Gritters will be on the roads across the region this evening.

November is here, and that means Nottinghamshire’s gritting teams move to full-time standby, ready for the winter ahead.

Each year the 31-strong fleet of gritters and their drivers go onto full-time, 24-hour standby marking the official start of winter for Nottinghamshire County Council and its highways partner Via East Midlands.

•  First frost expected tonight with snow possible next week, says The Met Office

Last winter, gritting teams completed 70 gritting runs and travelled over 112,000 miles – equivalent to travelling four and a half times around the world!

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Gritting forms just part of Nottinghamshire’s winter activity, with teams ready to respond to all types of severe weather and help keep the county’s highways safe and moving.


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