Gritters ready to hit Warwickshire’s roads this winter

Cllr Peter Butlin with a council gritting vehicle
Cllr Peter Butlin with a council gritting vehicle

Council gritters are ready to hit the streets with 14,000 tonnes of salt in anticipation of snow and ice over the coming weeks.

Warwickshire County Council’s fleet of 29 gritting vehicles - and seven reserves - will ensure that 1,760 kilometres of county roads are kept clear over Christmas and into the New Year.

Primary routes and main roads will take priority, with smaller access points and streets being cleared when resources become available.

And following shortages of grit salt in following years, council officials have assured that reserves will be monitored to ensure work can continue throughout the winter.

Cllr Peter Butlin, portfolio holder for transport said: “Should the weather turn harsh over the coming weeks and months, we have a very hard working and capable highways team and fleet of gritters ready to take up the task of keeping the county’s roads clear.

“But motorists will still need to stay vigilant on icy and hazardous roads.”

Keep up to date with where gritters will be when by following warksgritting on Twitter.

Information about which main roads and primary routes will be made clear is available here.

In the event of snow, the council will post updates about school closures, social care disruption, library closures, household waste recycling centres and country parks here.