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Winter Service Team help to keep Worcestershire's roads safe during weekend snowfall

WCC Gritter Team
There have been 18,093 miles of roads snow ploughed by the Winter Service Team.
Published Monday, 11th December 2017

As Worcestershire today woke up to another snowy morning, the counties gritting team and road crews have been working round the clock, making travel as safe as possible all weekend.

Two teams with 26 drivers in each team have worked on a rota in 12 hour shifts over the last 48 hours, since Saturday afternoon, when the first treatment was laid, in advance of the snow.

From the early hours of Sunday morning, the drivers also had a mate with them working the same shift pattern, helping with navigation and ensuring road safety.

The drivers, mates and supervisors worked a total of 2,376 hours over the weekend.

During this snow event, 2,712 tonnes of salt were used in the last 48 hours to protect and treat the county's roads.

There have been 18,093 miles of roads snow ploughed by the Winter Service Team.

Several different County Council departments have also worked tirelessly during the snowfall to make sure disrupion across Worcestershire was minimised.

Councillor Alan Amos, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Highways said: "The Winter Service team have done a fantastic job keeping Worcestershire safe during a weekend of heavy snowfall. I would like to publicly thank them on behalf of all citizens in Worcestershire for keeping the county's drivers and roads as safe as possible, minimising disruption during this weekend and throughout the winter so far".