Gritters take to the roads tonight

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Nottinghamshire County Council’s gritting teams will be taking to the roads again this evening (8th December), with temperatures set to dip again overnight.

Tonight will mark the ninth time that the teams have gritted this season, with a widespread frost expected to develop overnight and the risk of icy patches forming where there have been daytime showers.

The teams went out for the first time on November 5, have been on full-time standby since November 1 and will remain that way until the end of March next year – or later if necessary.

They went out on Friday night and again last night.

The Council currently has 19,579 tonnes of salt stored in its four grit barns and is in a strong position to deal with the worst winter conditions.

Each time the teams go out they salt approximately 1,120 miles of road across Nottinghamshire, concentrating on A and B roads and main bus routes – that’s just 70 miles further than the distance from Retford to Reykjavik in Iceland