Gritter trucks will be out in force this evening in Central Bedfordshire

Central Bedfordshire Council will carry out a full gritting run from 6pm tonight (Thursday, February 6).

With road temperatures expected to drop to around freezing tonight, the council will carry out the full gritting run around the county.

Gritter truck

Gritter truck

Central Bedfordshire Council spread grit, or more accurately, salt, on roads when freezing is forecast and when roads are damp to melt and prevent ice.

The gritting trucks salt just under half of the roads in Central Bedfordshire, roads carrying the highest volumes, with the greatest risk of accidents or providing key access are given priority.

For more information on salting and gritting in Central Bedfordshire visit: www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk.