DORSET County Council’s gritting teams took to the roads again yesterday to combat the icy, dangerous conditions for motorists.

All the main road networks were treated and many local communities in rural areas were also gritted. A council spokesperson said: “Salt stocks are still high and the county council's resilience against continued icy or snow conditions is good at around 25 days' salting at three to four runs per day. In normal conditions of plus temperature days and subzero nights Dorset County Council has enough salt stocks to last for 85 days before running out.”

For winter weather driving advice plus information on gritting, plus closed services including schools, go to In case of icy conditions this weekend motorists are advised to keep the following things in their car.

* Blankets to keep you warm in case you get stuck.

* Shovel or brush to clear snow.

* Wellington boots or walking shoes.

* Hot drink and snack.