750 tonnes of bad weather grit ready for North Lincolnshire roads
NORTH Lincolnshire Council has 250 tonnes of grit in stock to spread on the region's roads, with a further 500 tonnes to be delivered next week.
The local authority is now above the requirements outlined in its winter policy thanks to the delivery.
Yesterday, North Lincolnshire Council spread grit on footpaths and secondary precautionary routes due to the likelihood of snow falling.
Gritting teams then hit the roads last night from 6pm to 10pm, to make major routes safer for motorists.
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The day shift then reported early this morning at 6am to be prepared for any potential snowfall.
Neighbourhood teams have been supporting the council by gritting footpaths, precints and car parks.
Nigel Sherwood, North Lincolnshire Council cabinet member for highways and neighbourhoods, said: "I think we are very much ahead of the game.
"We've got the resources, staff and equipment to deal with weather and a large stock of salt on site.
"The community is doing extremely well and has done some fantastic work, especially by gritting in rural areas on paths and in difficult areas to access.
"We are ready for the worst. We don't want the snow to come, but need to be prepared if it does. I think we've done all that we can to be ready."
Temperatures are due to stay around -1 degrees Celsius for much of today, with light snow forecast in the afternoon and evening.
The Met Office predicts this will continue overnight and into tomorrow morning, with temperatures staying below freezing.