Lincolnshire's gritters tested after record amount of salt last year
Lincolnshire’s road gritters will go on their first test run of the year this weekend – ahead of the coming cold weather.
It’s to check the services are well prepared, after record amounts of salt were needed last year.
40,000 tonnes of grit was spread on 1,869 miles of the county's A and B roads – the highest amount ever on record.
The previous record was 33,973 tonnes in the winter of 2009-10.
The service has 12 new gritters in the fleet this year, and five spare in case of serious weather.
It means there is a gritter for each of the 43 routes around the county.