“We’ve had a constant operation since 9.45pm last night. We are still on full gritting operation. It will be ongoing for the foreseeable future. Obviously, overnight will be critical,” she said.
A new shift of drivers started work in the early hours of this morning to continue the operation, and “all available manpower” has now been diverted to “hand salting” – treating pedestrian areas.
Several on-line readers had posted concerns for roads in Bearwood, Kinson, and Winton, and questioned whether the roads had been treated.
Ms Mills said falling snow and constant road use meant conditions could change shortly after roads had been treated. “The whole run takes about three hours. If snow is falling, it can be very
quickly churned up. The operation is on-going and the entire network is treated effectively every three hours,” she said.
Bournemouth Council says gritting operation is ongoing
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