County council has enough grit to beat the freeze until the end of the week

PUBLISHED: 16:31 05 January 2010 | UPDATED: 16:13 11 May 2010

Gritters have been working hard to beat the freeze

Gritters have been working hard to beat the freeze

WITH the freezing weather forecast to last until the weekend with the possibility of heavy snow in Comet country tomorrow, Herts County Council (HCC) says it has enough salt to keep main roads gritted this week. But the council says owing to the uncertain

WITH the freezing weather forecast to last until the weekend with the possibility of heavy snow in Comet country tomorrow, Herts County Council (HCC) says it has enough salt to keep main roads gritted this week.

But the council says owing to the uncertainty over supplies gritting will only be done on primary routes that are all A and B roads, all major bus routes, at least one road in and out of villages as well as industrial areas and shopping centres.

Even with fresh salt deliveries expected this week and a guaranteed delivery today, Cllr Stuart Pile, executive member for highways and transport, said: "We are aware there are concerns nationally about salt supplies and it is not yet clear whether the Government might decide to take control of salt stocks, which could impact on the deliveries of salt we are expecting.

"We will continue to monitor the national situation closely. I can reassure residents that we have enough salt to keep the main roads that are used by a lot of people moving this week.


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