Feel the Rhythm! Feel the Rhyme! Get on up, it's Gritter time!

Feel the Rhythm! Feel the Rhyme! Get on up, it's Gritter time!

As if the slight drop in temperature wasn't enough of a reminder that winter is around the corner, Telford’s salt stores are full and the gritters are out doing dry runs of the routes gritted as part of Telford and Wrekin Council’s winter preparation.

The Council’s highways contractor, Balfour Beatty, is carrying out a practice gritting run today to ensure all teams are fully prepared for the winter season and ready to keep Telford moving during periods of cold weather and snow.

The gritters are mobilised when potential frost or ice is forecast.

When out, they grit over 400 km of roads, bus routes and access roads for emergency services, schools, industrial estates and villages – a network agreed with the community.

Smaller roads and footpaths in local estates and villages are salted by the borough’s volunteer Snow Wardens.

Councillor Richard Overton, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood Services, Enforcement and The Pride Programme said: “With 2,300 tons of salt in our stores and the fleet of gritters geared up, we are fully prepared for keeping the roads moving this winter.

“For details of where and when we grit and advice on how to stay safe on the roads in winter, go to www.telford.gov.uk/winter.”

7 thoughts on “Feel the Rhythm! Feel the Rhyme! Get on up, it's Gritter time!

  • October 4, 2019 at 5:58 pm
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    Really .They grit when they don’t need it but when you do there no where to be seen….funny that.

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  • October 4, 2019 at 6:21 pm
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    We do pay for this privilege……

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  • October 4, 2019 at 6:59 pm
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    Roads are clear because he Parks on the path hahahaha

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  • October 4, 2019 at 8:41 pm
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    If they were dry runs, tell off the driver to turn off the spray, ad we saw them gritting today

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  • October 4, 2019 at 10:24 pm
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    Molly Baguley

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  • October 4, 2019 at 11:08 pm
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    Grit just got real!

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  • October 5, 2019 at 8:54 pm
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    Here’s hoping grit doesn’t hit the fan!

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