Double gritting run starts at 1pm TODAY - Tues 22nd January

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Winter weather update - Central Bedfordshire Council

Cold night ahead with freezing fog and low temperatures


This afternoon will be cold and breezy with sunny spells giving way to a band of hail, sleet and snow showers spreading from the west. One or two of these could be heavy.

There may be more wintry showers later this evening, plus some freezing fog. Road temperatures will drop below zero overnight, which means we'll start a double gritting run from 1pm.

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When and where we grit

Our gritter

We spread grit, or more accurately, salt, on roads when freezing is forecast and when roads are damp to melt and prevent ice. We try to do salting before the morning and after the evening traffic peaks, but we work around the clock in bad weather.

We salt just under half of the roads in Central Bedfordshire. Roads carrying the highest volumes, with the greatest risk of accidents or providing key access are given priority.

Find out more about the routes we grit, how grit works and how we decide when to grit on our website.

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12:46, 22 Jan 2019 by Parish Clerk