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Gritting teams out and about in Gedling borough tonight

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The council’s gritting teams will be out and about in Gedling borough for the first time tonight after The Met Office predicted that temperatures could drop towards freezing – with the risk of frost and ice forming.

The gritting teams will be out and about salting the main routes across the county from 8pm.

For updates this winter, check the @NottsCC Twitter feed.

It’s the latest activity which forms part of the annual winter preparations being put into force by Nottinghamshire County Council and its new joint venture company Via East Midlands.

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Via East Midlands is based at the county council’s highways depots and is managing winter maintenance. The Met Office forecasts are monitored every day from Via’s winter service team based at Newark depot.

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Garry Chadburn, Team Manager for Electrical and Environmental Maintenance for Via East Midlands, which is managing highways services on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council, said: “Unless temperatures dramatically rise later today, it looks like our gritting teams will be making their first run of the season tonight.

“The Met Office advises that the road temperature between midnight and 2am are set to drop towards 0 degrees C, the temperature threshold at which there is the risk of frost and ice forming on the road surface.”

For more information about gritting routes, winter driving advice and other information visit: www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/winter

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