True grit

PUBLISHED: 11:45 06 January 2006 | UPDATED: 13:21 28 May 2010

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CAMBRIDGESHIRE S fleet of 35 gritters were out over Christmas and the New Year to keep Fenland and the rest of the county on the move. Throughout the holiday period 2,500 tonnes of rock salt were spread on the roads costing around £200,000. Gritter driver

CAMBRIDGESHIRE'S fleet of 35 gritters were out over Christmas and the New Year to keep Fenland and the rest of the county on the move.

Throughout the holiday period 2,500 tonnes of rock salt were spread on the roads costing around £200,000.

Gritter drivers left their families at 4pm on Christmas Day and were busy throughout the rest of the holiday and into the New Year.

David Groom, divisional maintenance engineer, said: "No matter the weather or time of night we have been out gritting the roads to try and make people's journey's as safe as possible.

"Although gritting is effective it does not mean a road is completely clear of ice and motorists should take extra care and make sure their vehicles are clear of snow and ice."

Cambridgeshire County Council keeps motorists up to date using its website www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk People can log on to the council's Internet site to find out the latest information about the roads and where gritting has taken place.

Pictured, Roger Feoniger loads one of the gritting lorries at the county council gritters' base at March.

Picture: BRIAN PURDY

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