Getting ready to deal with winter


With the full blast of winter still awaited, North Lincolnshire Council has invested approximately £90,000 to buy mobile snow blowers to clear snow from footways and provide new in-vehicle technology for gritters this winter.

A trial of quad bikes and spray attachments to treat pedestrian areas last year was a success and will be used again by the authority this winter.

Local communities are being provided with extra salt bins and salt, and ice warning signs have been introduced on the A15 north of Brigg, together with improved methods of treating the road to reduce ice formation.

The council is also providing an extra storage area for salt reserves, with the authority putting more emphasis on keeping strategic routes open, including key bus routes along those routes, as well as major car parks.

Information for road users is being improved, through the council’s website and through the social networking site Twitter

Discussions are also 
continuing with town and parish councils, and other voluntary groups about 
local self-help initiatives and the introduction of snow wardens.