December 17, 2010
gritters in action across the Burnham-On-Sea area
County Council's gritting teams are working through the weekend
to help main roads roads in the Burnham-On-Sea area passable despite
the heavy snowfall.
Geoff Dight, Somerset County Councils Highways Manager,
said on Friday: "23 gritters have been working constantly
to pre-treat the network which consists of 870 miles of key roads."
"The team have been working really hard to try and keep
roads as safe as possible."
"We ask motorists to take care if they are travelling this
weekend and prepare their vehicle for winter. Also, allow extra
time for your journey and be careful on minor roads which are
Earlier this year, the County Council took delivery of 7,000
tonnes of salt in order to help keep the countys roads open.