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New gritters take to the road across Lichfield and Burntwood

A fleet of new gritters have taken to the roads across Lichfield and Burntwood.

Cllr Helen Fisher with some of the new gritters

Cllr Helen Fisher with some of the new gritters

Nine new vehicles have been brought in by Staffordshire County Council to help keep drivers on the move.

The £1million investment has seen the gritters introduced with pre-programmed routes that allow automated distribution of grit.

Cllr Helen Fisher, highways chief at Staffordshire County Council, said: “The new vehicles have all been put through their paces and are standing by ready for action.

“They’re also all fitted with the latest safety and satellite technology to help make sure that drivers can get around safely and that roads get the right amount of grit.

“On a typical winter day or night, our crews will be out largely on key A and B roads, but in prolonged ice or snow we will also be treating less major routes across the network.

“With our new gritters, more than 20,000 tonnes of salt stockpiled, and the county’s hill contractors also on call on the higher ground we are well prepared for whatever winter throws at us.”

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  1. brian pretty

    4th December, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    are to be used to fill all the potholes with grit

  2. Jo

    4th December, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    Does the satnav direct them to Oak Lane Burntwood which is a bus route????