Highways Team keeps County moving during winter storm

Praise for Highways Team following Winter Storm
Around 5,000 tonnes of salt is also kept within reserves as well to ensure there is enough salt to spread on the roads, during periods of cold and wintry weather.
Published Tuesday, 6th March 2018

More than 2,000 tonnes of salt was spread on the roads in Worcestershire as the County was hammered by the bad weather.

Storm Emma and the Beast from the East thrashed the county last week and over the weekend, with the County Council's gritting teams working tirelessly to keep residents moving.

Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Highways – Councillor Alan Amos said: "Our teams have once again, done a fantastic job in keeping the roads open. It was another efficient, highly organised, and competent exercise and I know the people of Worcestershire are grateful to and proud of them all."

Worcestershire, during the snowy few days, was placed under both amber and yellow weather warnings by the Met Office.

The County Council has 7,000 tonnes of salt housed within its depots and the gritters were out every night of the past week to spread on the roads as the cold weather continued.

Around 5,000 tonnes of salt is also kept within reserves as well to ensure there is enough salt to spread on the roads, during periods of cold and wintry weather.

The counties household recycling centres, are now all re-open, following a brief closure as temperatures begin to climb, and the snow begins to thaw.

An interactive map, which allows users to search via postcode for their nearest grit bin can be found at www.worcestershire.gov.uk/gritting

To request a refill of a grit bin during the winter season log on to the County Council's 'Report It' system at www.worcestershire.gov.uk/reportit.

For the latest updates on the roads and gritters, follow @WorcsTravel on Twitter.