11 February 2010

Northamptonshire County Council, working with their highways service provider MGWSP, is continuing to keep routes in the county clear of snow and ice and are currently on standby to go out on another run.

The fleet of 27 vehicles carried out two salting runs during the night and priority routes were pre-treated in preparation for the rush hour this morning.

The forecast for the next 24 hours indicates it will be very cold with some bright spells. The temperature this evening will drop to -2°C and there may be a chance of some light snow or sleet, particularly on higher ground. This will result in areas of frost and ice.

During the recent adverse weather the council received an additional 500 requests for grit bins and these are currently being processed and prioritised. To date, more than 100 grit bins have been issued/replaced and a further 100 grit bins have been ordered to help meet the increase in demand. This will increase the total number of grit bins in the county from 1,724 to 1,924 by the end of the winter season.

As always, drivers are being asked to take care, particularly on untreated minor roads.

Motorists are being urged to leave plenty of time for their journeys and drive appropriately for the road conditions and, where possible, stick to main roads. When travelling please be aware that stopping distances are increased.

To request a safer winter driving leaflet please email info@mgwsp.co.uk