Have your say on how North Lincolnshire Council has reacted to the snow and ice
DO you think North Lincolnshire Council has reacted well to the spell of bad weather that has brought snow and ice to the Scunthorpe district?
Have the roads been gritted sufficiently? And what about the state of the footpaths?
A total of £2,838,174 has been spent on winter preparations by the authority in three years, new data shows.
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The Telegraph used the Freedom of Information Act to find out the amount spent on grit, vehicles, fuel, equipment and staff overtime in preparation for the winter months.
From November 2009 to November 2010 the local authority spent £787,664 on winter preparations.
This figure rose significantly from November 2010 to November 2011, as the country experienced one of its harshest winters on record. As a result, North Lincolnshire Council spent £1,143,677 on winter preparations.
Most recently, from November 2011 to November 2012, North Lincolnshire Council spent £906,833 on winter preparations.
The figure for this winter's bill has yet to be revealed.
A North Lincolnshire Council spokesman said: "North Lincolnshire Council reacts to the weather at the time and contains the costs accordingly to ensure that the winter service delivers the expected high standards for our residents and the general travelling public."