Hertfordshire salt supplies running low
THE cost of the recent bad weather is being counted by the county council, as salt supplies dropped to less than 1,000 tonnes. Since February 1, Hertfordshire Highways has used almost 5,500 tonnes of salt on the roads, with only
THE cost of the recent bad weather is being counted by the county council, as salt supplies dropped to less than 1,000 tonnes.
Since February 1, Hertfordshire Highways has used almost 5,500 tonnes of salt on the roads, with only 960 tonnes left in stock.
Three full salting trips went ahead over the weekend and more can be expected after continued cold weather was forecast for this week.
A spokesman for Hertfordshire county council said: "We are still exploring a number of avenues to supplement our salt supplies and the government is now coordinating salt deliveries to local authorities across the UK, based on declared need."
You may also want to watch:
Councillor Stuart Pile, executive member for highways, transport and rural affairs, said the county was "keeping its head above water".
"Now that there is national coordination of the distribution of salt supplies, we are optimistic that we will be able to continue to keep major routes safe and passable," he said.
- 1 Body found in search for missing woman as two men charged with murder
- 2 Tributes paid to Arsenal fan who died of COVID-19 'caught at Euros final'
- 3 8 countries added to UK green travel list
- 4 New ITV teen drama Tell Me Everything being filmed in Welwyn Garden City
- 5 Campus West car park planning application submitted
- 6 Lack of confidence in Welwyn Hatfield council following housing safety scandal
- 7 'Welwyn will no longer have the right to call itself a garden city' - warning over development plans for Broadwater Road
- 8 The latest court results for Welwyn Hatfield and Potters Bar
- 9 Spotting the signs: a personal insight into suicide
- 10 Hollywood heads to Hertfordshire with £700m Sunset Studios film and TV development plans announced
Since the beginning of October, gritters have made more than 60 outings - almost twice the number of outings made last year between October 2007 and April 2008.
Hertfordshire Highways has predicted a total of 76 outings will be needed this year, at a cost of �4.3m; an overspend of �1m.