Gritters set to hit the streets as Lancashire braces for fresh arctic blast

Lancashire's fleet of gritters will be out in force again tonight as the county looks set to be hit with another wave of artic blasts.

Saturday, 24th March 2018, 12:51 pm
Updated Saturday, 24th March 2018, 12:55 pm
Gritters will be back in action across Lancashire

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A spokesman for Lancashire Council Council said: "When the bad weather strikes this winter, our fleet of gritters and snow ploughs will be working hard to keep Lancashire's roads moving.

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"All priority routes in Central and South Lancs to be gritted this evening.

"We have weather predictions of ice with temperatures falling below zero. We will apply salt to all priority routes."

Priority routes only cover a third of the highway network and ice patches can develop on treated surfaces caused by water run-off from fields or other sources, a spokesman said.