Gritters out in Derbyshire tonight as temperatures plummet

Derbyshire County Council’s fleet of gritters will be out on the county’s 1,000 miles of road tonight.

Wednesday, 11th December 2019, 2:41 pm
Updated Wednesday, 11th December 2019, 3:21 pm

Temperatures are forecast to plummet to -2 degrees overnight, leading to risk of icy roads.

Primary routes will be gritted from 4pm today (December 11), with secondary routes gritted from 8pm.

Primary routes will be re-gritted at 4am tomorrow morning.

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Gritters will be out tonight

Primary routes:

- Are treated during the day and night before bad weather hits.

- Cover around 1,000 miles of road.

- Include major roads including all A roads and heavily used B roads, major bus routes, roads linking towns and larger villages and roads outside bus, train, police, fire and ambulance stations and hospitals.

Secondary routes:

- Cover around 550 miles of road.

- Are generally only treated in the day with the first run being completed by mid-morning.

- Include some bus routes not covered on the primary network, particularly in residential areas, and roads to smaller villages.

- Include well-used main roads through housing estates and villages.

- Are pre-treated before bad weather hits, where possible, but primary routes take priority.