Gritters out in force to tackle North Lincolnshire roads in bad weather
Council gritters are out in force for the third time today (January 21, 2013), making sure the region's roads are safe.
North Lincolnshire Council has confirmed that gritters will be heading out after lunch today - having already been out on two separate occasions this morning.
Council gritters were out from 1.30am to 4.30am in freezing temperatures this morning, making sure the roads are kept as safe as possible
Councillor Nigel Sherwood, cabinet member for highways and neighbourhoods, said: "We are up to speed and everything is going okay.
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"All routes are now passable with care.
"Precautionary routes have been gritted overnight and are being done again now.
"Ploughs have been used on the A15 on both lanes.
"The gritters were our from 1.30am to 4.30am and again this morning.
"I saw five lorries out at 10am and they will be returning out after lunch."
The latest Met Office predictions forecast that light snow will return to the Scunthorpe area this afternoon and temperatures will remain below freezing.