He said: "With the repair bill estimated at millions of pounds and salt supplies run down to critically low levels, local authorities worked tirelessly to prioritise primary road networks for road gritting
to ensure public safety remained paramount.
James Faulkner, from Jobs Lane, Tile Hill, contacted the Telegraph af-f ter also seeing council vans gritting
Even if they were gritting
just once a day, the amount of usage since December 23 and the lack of any deliveries since would render the council's salt supplies precariously low.
It seems excessive we have grit bins on the A62 which we don't need as it's a main gritting
It is not currently sustainable for the council to continue gritting
all roads that it would normally treat," said a spokesman.
In Ratoath in south Meath, which is between the N2 and N3 and close to Fairyhouse racecourse, Councillor Nick Killian claimed there had been no gritting
GIVEN the snowy start we've had to April, it may come as some comfort to motorists that gritting
lorries will now be controlled .
Hartlepool Council has a pounds 180,000 budget for gritting
, but wants the views of residents before it decides how to spend it.
IT'S a subject that's had many talk-talking - gritting
Coun Mike Maryon, highways boss for Staffordshire, said that parish councils' community groups could use their local knowledge to keep ice hot-spots gritted for vulnerable residents which can't be reached by gritting
45pm, when a gritting
wagon came towards me going towards Amble spreading sand and grit.
Council officials warned that despite their best efforts the heavy snowfall hampered the gritting
operation and the effectiveness of the salt spread on the road.
The council is responsible for gritting
the streets, courts and pavements, which have been allowed to get into a treacherous state.
Roads across the county could be crippled by the heavy snow and freezing temperatures expected over the next few days and the county council's highways team will be struggling to cope with unprecedented demand for gritting
Councillor Marco Longhi, Walsall Council cabinet member for transport, said: "We depend on weather alerts from external organisations to plan our gritting
operations and we appear not to have received warning of snow on Wednesday night.