Gritters working round the clock as wintry weather continues

A wintry scene in Little Harrowden yesterday
A wintry scene in Little Harrowden yesterday

Northamptonshire County Council gritting crews have been working round the clock in preparation for snow, which is forecast to arrive sometime this morning.

Crews treated the Priority 1 network yesterday (Thursday) evening from 7pm, while gritting lorries were dispatched again at midnight to salt the Priority 2 network.

In addition, Priority 1 footpaths – those with the highest footfall across the county – were salted yesterday afternoon into the evening.

Roadside grit bins throughout Northamptonshire have also been replenished as required.

The county council’s Snow Desk was implemented from 6am today and gritters have had snow ploughs attached in readiness for today’s falls.

Snow is currently expected to arrive from the south-west sometime between 9am and 10am and accumulations of between 5cm and 10cm are expected, though totals could be locally higher particularly on hills.

The current forecast for tonight and into Saturday is for light, patchy snow, with further falls of between 1cm and 3cm.

More information can be found at www.northamptonshire.gov.uk.