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Gritters at ready for snow and ice blasts across Sussex
7:50am Sunday 13th January 2013 in News
Gritters are at the ready for forecasted wintry weather.
The Met Office is forecasting wintry showers throughout the day today (January13) and overnight tomorrow (January 14) across Sussex.
Accompanied by sub-zero temperatures, experts are warning there is a possibility of sleet and snow.
Local authorities across Sussex said their teams of gritting vehicles would be out to ensure major roads and bus routes were kept open.
West Sussex County Council said about 4,000 tonnes of salt is stockpiled at its four depots, with more available from suppliers elsewhere in the UK should it be needed.
Hippo bags of salt have been organised for those parishes with arrangements in place to store them.
Pieter Montyn, the council’s transport cabinet member, said: “We are fully prepared for any cold weather and ready to go.
“We constantly monitor the weather conditions and as soon as we see road surface temperatures getting towards zero, we make arrangements.”
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