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Gritter lorries out as county back on snow alert
10:50am Tuesday 22nd January 2013 in News
DORSET was on snow alert again today. Gritting crews from Dorset County Council were on standby last night with freezing temperatures and snow flurries forecast.
Details of when, and how much, snow will fall were not clear last night, but Dorset Highways said crews would be ready to treat the main roads and ensure they remain passable.
Gritting lorries were out yesterday to help residential areas still struggling with snow and ice from the weekend. Crews spread around 2,000 tonnes of salt and grit over the weekend and refilled grit bins.
Head of Dorset Highways operations Andrew Martin said: “We are in regular contact with the Met Office, and will deploy our gritting crews in advance of any snow falls. The forecast is not as clear cut as it was for Friday last week, but whatever happens, our crews will be ready.”
Stay up to date with the latest snow and weather news at dorset echo.co.uk/snow