Gritters out on roads as temperature drops

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Hampshire’s highways teams are on standby to salt the icy roads.

Councillor Sean Woodward, executive member for economy, transport and environment at Hampshire County Council, said: ‘Ice is the main concern with many roads still very wet from the recent heavy rainfall and water running off surrounding land.

‘So far this winter, we’ve 
not used a lot of salt and we have a good stock across Hampshire.

‘Our fleet of 51 salting vehicles will be out on the roads to combat icy and snowy conditions, making sure routes are salted in time for everyone to get to work and school as usual.

‘I would, however, ask residents to take particular care if they are setting off early and urge people to drive according to the conditions at all times.’

More information on where and when roads are salted is available at ollow @hantsconnect and @hantshighways on Twitter for any updates on winter salting.