Plans in place to beat winter freeze

QUAD bikes and snow blowers will be used to keep the town’s footpaths clear this winter.

North Lincolnshire Council decided to use the equipment as part of a £130,000 raft of adverse weather improvements after a major review of the winter service.

Last winter saw Arctic temperatures and the council battle to keep main roads open.

A snow warden scheme is being introduced where the situation can be monitored at a local level and reported back to a central control room.

This will help the council prioritise resources and deploy them to the areas most in need.