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Nottinghamshire County Council assures residents its gritting teams are ready for winter despite coronavirus pandemic pressures




A council has assured residents that despite current pressures, it’s ready for winter.

As well as gritting, winter will also mark a busy period for drainage, forestry, flooding and emergency response teams, all working to keep road users safe and Nottinghamshire’s highways moving, whatever the weather.

From Sunday, county council gritting teams and their fleet of 30 gritters went on full-time standby across four depots, meaning they could be called out at any time, day or night.

TRUE grit: Nottinghamshire County Council staff prepare for winter. Picture: Matt Short Photography
TRUE grit: Nottinghamshire County Council staff prepare for winter. Picture: Matt Short Photography

For drainage teams, heavy rain, storms and flooding can lead to a spike in demand for their services, and when high winds lead to fallen trees, it is the forestry team who will be called out.

As for the emergency response team, the 24/7, 365 days-a-year role can be easily impacted by adverse weather and could see the council dealing with anything from managing road closures, to delivering sandbags and putting out flood boards.

Find out more about their winter preparations at www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk



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