Essex: Motorists urged to take care as temperatures set to drop

Essex: Motorists urged to take care as temperatures set to drop

Essex: Motorists urged to take care as temperatures set to drop

First published in Halstead

Essex residents are being advised to travel carefully this weekend as temperatures look set to fall, bringing the possibility of ice and snow across the county.


Motorists will now be able to track the Essex Highways gritting lorries online, via a new live tracking system available at www.essex.gov.uk/highways. Residents can also receive the latest gritting updates by following @Essex_Travel on Twitter.


County Councillor Derrick Louis, Cabinet Member for Highways & Transportation said: “With temperatures set to tumble this weekend I am urging motorists to travel with extra caution, and make sure their vehicles are ready for winter. We are constantly monitoring weather forecasts, and our fleet of gritting lorries are ready to mobilise as soon as they are needed.”


Essex Highways will be keeping all major routes clear. This includes all ‘A’ and ‘B’ roads, access routes for emergency services, rural link roads and major public transport routes.


To check which routes will be treated along with tips and advice on winter driving and how to clear snow and ice safely visit www.essex.gov.uk/highways.

 

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11:43am Thu 10 Jan 13

*bubbles2 says...

well as we have all been told that it is going to be bad weather lets hope they have told the gritting people so our roads will be gritted for a change. Thats what we pay our road tax for so the roads get looked after!! But seems to fail every year when it gets cold and icey.
well as we have all been told that it is going to be bad weather lets hope they have told the gritting people so our roads will be gritted for a change. Thats what we pay our road tax for so the roads get looked after!! But seems to fail every year when it gets cold and icey. *bubbles2
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