Council gritters ensure North Lincolnshire roads are safe to travel on
Snow is not forecast for the region today (January 15, 2013), but council officials are continuing to ensure roads remain safe.
The aftermath of yesterday's (January 14, 2013) bad weather has meant North Lincolnshire Council has been doing everything they can to ensure people can travel safely on the roads.
Counil gritters were out in force last night and this morning helping ease the worst of the bad weather on the roads.
Councillor Nigel Sherwood, cabinet member for highways and neighbourhoods, said: "The gritters were out at 7.30pm last night and again at 1am this morning.
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"All of the main car parks have been gritted and main roads have been retreated including the A15.
"The rest of the gritters are now out on the secondary routes retreating the roads and they aim to complete this by lunchtime.
"The salt bins have been replenished and council workers are out on spreading de-icer in the Scunthorpe precinct, Ashby High Street and Doncaster Road.
"Teams are also out in the surrounding villages, including Epworth, Crowle, Barton, Brigg and Messingham."
The latest Met Office forecast predicts that light snow will now return to Scunthorpe on Thursday night.
This will stop on Friday during the day, but will start again on Friday night and continue into Saturday and through Saturday night.
North Lincolnshire councillor Rob Waltham, cabinet member for people's services, said: "Bad weather, particularly snow and ice, are always a problem for the area's schools.
"We have ensured that North Lincolnshire Council maintains the roads around schools, to make the journey to school as safe as possible.
"Most schools have been able to remain open and this is a credit to the teacher's support staff who make this happen."
A North Lincolnshire Council spokeswoman said: "As of the moment, we have not been informed of any schools that have had to close today."
A lane is closed on the M181 due to roadworks and reports have said this is causing traffic to back up on the M180.