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27 December 2017

Drivers warned to take care in wintry conditions

Our highway crews have been working through the night as wintry conditions affect parts of Wiltshire.

The teams were working with partner agencies dealing with snow in some parts, fallen trees and stranded vehicles.

Rain has led to surface water flooding issues in some parts and high winds have blown debris onto the roads and in some places brought trees down. No roads in Wiltshire have been closed at this time.

We have worked with partners and more than 400 tonnes of salt has been spread by our gritters. Highways teams have also been out clearing drains and letting off surface water where possible.

With temperatures set to go down tonight and a prolonged freeze late into tomorrow morning the gritters will be salting this evening and early tomorrow. Drivers are being warned there are likely to be icy conditions on roads tomorrow morning.

Wiltshire Council has 24 gritters available to treat the primary network. Salt, not grit, is spread, and 11,000 tonnes is held in stock at the start of the winter season.

Weather stations are strategically placed around the county which give real time information and assist in producing accurate forecasts to ensure gritters are sent out at the right time.

Last updated: 27 December 2017 | Last reviewed: 27 December 2017

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