Gritters out on roads again as more snow forecast

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WITH sub-zero temperatures and snow showers forecast for the region tonight (Monday February 4) and into tomorrow morning the East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s 17-strong gritter flett will be taking to the roads again.

The gritters will treat the precautionary network this evening ahead of any snow showers, in order to prepare highways, and plans have been put in place to clear main car parks tomorrow morning, with grounds and street sweeping staff being diverted to clear any snow from high pedestrian areas.

With freezing temperatures forecast, frost and ice are likely to cause problems for motorists and the travelling public overnight and tomorrow morning.

John Skidmore, head of streetscene services at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “The council has put operational plans in place, in accordance with its winter maintenance plan, to keep the East Riding moving during this latest spell of winter weather and would urge residents to take care when out and about.

“We advise motorists to drive to the conditions, allow extra time for travel and stay to the treated network, wherever possible.

“The council has healthy salt stocks at its depots and will prioritise staff and resources in keeping high-pedestrian areas and the main network open.”