Nottinghamshire gritters out in force to tackle heavy forecasted snow

Gritting crews from Nottinghamshire County Council are set to be out in force as forecasters predict snow.

Experts from the Met Office have predicted that Nottinghamshire is set to be hit with snow tonight (Wednesday, January 28) and have issued a cold weather alert.

The council’s gritting teams are planning to salt all primary routes from 7pm onwards tonight, before doing a run over all snow routes and salting some pathways.

A spokesman for Nottinghamshire County Council said that further gritting runs may take place overnight depending on the weather.

“Standby drivers have been put on alert for tomorrow morning in case daytime gritting runs are needed.”

The council is also urging residents to play their part in keeping the county moving over the next few days, should bad weather strike.

“If people are fit and able they should clear residential streets and pavements near to their home if possible and check on elderly or vulnerable neighbours to see if they are well and have access to food and drink,” the spokesman added.

The authority has issued the following advice ahead of the predicted snow:

Motorists should make sure they’re prepared for winter weather by preparing an emergency kit containing the following:

Ice scraper, de-icer, torch & spare batteries, warm clothes and blanket, boots or sturdy footwear, first-aid kit, sunglasses, road atlas and/or sat nav, personal medication.

For longer journeys or during severe weather they should also carry jump leads, mobile phone charger, shovel, food  and warm drink and a reflective warning sign.

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