Gritters make back to back runs as snow hits Lincolnshire roads

Gritters are treating Lincolnshire roads as heavy snow continues to fall across the county. EMN-180228-103457001
Gritters are treating Lincolnshire roads as heavy snow continues to fall across the county. EMN-180228-103457001

Lincolnshire’s 43 gritters have been out twice overnight as heavy snow affects the county.

The team made their first run just after midnight and went out again at 3am. They are now gearing up for a third run.

Darrell Redford, network resilience manager, said: “This is about as tough as it gets.

“We’ve been out multiple times to clear the roads, but as soon as we’ve gritted we get hit by fresh snow.

“Our team are heading back out again and we’ve got the ploughs fitted. We’ve also called in some farmers to help with ploughing in the north of the county.

“Hills are proving particularly difficult for motorists at the moment.

“We would ask lorry drivers not to risk blocking them until we’ve had a chance to get on top of things.

“If you do need to be out on the roads, please allow far more time for your journey and leave plenty of space between vehicles.”

For more information on the council’s gritting operations, click here