The county will be doing more to keep Albans moving this winter, as Hertfordshire County Council has approved new gritting routes to help keep key roads clear of snow and ice.
The county council’s fleet of 58 gritters will, where practical, now grit roads to schools, care homes, doctor’s surgeries, key pharmacies and libraries, as well as all the county’s A and B roads, bus routes (including school bus routes), roads with a 10% gradient or steeper and at least one route into every village.
The county council is also offering salt to schools to help them stay open during icy weather, as well as to parish and town councils who can use their local knowledge to identify exactly where best to use the salt during severe weather.
District and borough councils that help with clearing high priority pavements can apply for up to 30 tonnes of salt to assist with highway treatments at no cost.
Resident and community groups can apply for up to 680kg of salt, and schools can ask for up to 1 tonne. Last year some 200 local groups took advantage of the offer.
Complete gritting routes, along with other with other information about our highways winter service, can be found at www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/salting