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Cold snap warning across Sussex

The cold snap is set to continue in the county with emergency services warning of dangerous driving conditions.

Temperatures will plunge below zero again on tonight (December 6), and with a clear sky will feel as cold as minus six degrees.

And it will struggle to get above three degrees on Saturday, December 8, as Sussex shivers once more.

Gritters will be out in force over the coming days to ensure the road network continues to function.

A spokesman for West Sussex County Council said: “Our contractor Balfour Beatty has been out six days on the trot laying ten grams of salt on the roads.

“Seven thousand tonnes are now in stock at depots across West Sussex.

“We are prepared and ready to go.”

A spokesman for Brighton and Hove City Council said: “Our gritters will be out on the streets again later today as we are expecting a heavy frost.”

Drivers are being advised to drive with caution with patches of ice likely on the roads.

Lewes borough commander Garry Collins said: “We are acutely aware of the dangers at this time of the year brought on by the changes in weather.

“Local fire crews and police were working with Tesco store in Lewes on Friday delivering key safety messages and handing out free window scrapers.”

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7:52am Wed 5 Dec 12

cvs says...

Typo police gonna have a field day with this one
Typo police gonna have a field day with this one cvs
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8:31am Wed 5 Dec 12

qm says...

A spokesman for West Sussex County Council said: “Our contractor Balfour Beatty has been out six days on the trot laying ten grams of salt on the roads.

Well, at 10 grams a day, each ton (metric assumed) should last 200,000 days, approximately 550 years, so "several thousand" tons should last quite a while! :))
A spokesman for West Sussex County Council said: “Our contractor Balfour Beatty has been out six days on the trot laying ten grams of salt on the roads. Well, at 10 grams a day, each ton (metric assumed) should last 200,000 days, approximately 550 years, so "several thousand" tons should last quite a while! :)) qm
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8:39am Wed 5 Dec 12

down_under says...

I think West Sussex has a problem this year.

BB have been out for 6 days laying 10 grams of salt. That's good work. I expect it has been chilly.

However, given the 7000 tons in stock - if we need this laying, it will take a while.

1 tonne = 1 million grams
7000 tones = 7000000000 grams

To lay that at 10 grams in 6 days would take around 4200000000 days which is around 11,499,219 years I think.

This is a shocking case of over-stocking. I blame the Greens.
I think West Sussex has a problem this year. BB have been out for 6 days laying 10 grams of salt. That's good work. I expect it has been chilly. However, given the 7000 tons in stock - if we need this laying, it will take a while. 1 tonne = 1 million grams 7000 tones = 7000000000 grams To lay that at 10 grams in 6 days would take around 4200000000 days which is around 11,499,219 years I think. This is a shocking case of over-stocking. I blame the Greens. down_under
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8:40am Wed 5 Dec 12

down_under says...

qm wrote:
A spokesman for West Sussex County Council said: “Our contractor Balfour Beatty has been out six days on the trot laying ten grams of salt on the roads.

Well, at 10 grams a day, each ton (metric assumed) should last 200,000 days, approximately 550 years, so "several thousand" tons should last quite a while! :))
Semantic issues. We could both be right. What's a few lifetimes between friends.

I still blame the Greens (that's what we're supposed to do, right?).
[quote][p][bold]qm[/bold] wrote: A spokesman for West Sussex County Council said: “Our contractor Balfour Beatty has been out six days on the trot laying ten grams of salt on the roads. Well, at 10 grams a day, each ton (metric assumed) should last 200,000 days, approximately 550 years, so "several thousand" tons should last quite a while! :))[/p][/quote]Semantic issues. We could both be right. What's a few lifetimes between friends. I still blame the Greens (that's what we're supposed to do, right?). down_under
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9:37am Wed 5 Dec 12

Crystal Ball says...

The gritters seem to be 'spread happy' in recent evenings.
The gritters seem to be 'spread happy' in recent evenings. Crystal Ball
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1:54pm Wed 5 Dec 12

cvs says...

I was right.
I was right. cvs
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7:52pm Wed 5 Dec 12

nosolution says...

I must of had 9 grams of it flung at my windscreen as I drove past a gritter last night..
I must of had 9 grams of it flung at my windscreen as I drove past a gritter last night.. nosolution
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