Central Bedfordshire Council's gritter trucks will be out in force tonight

Central Bedfordshire Council will start a full gritting run from 10pm tonight (Monday, November 11).

With temperatures expected to drop to around zero tonight the council will start the full gritting run around the county.

Gritter truck

Gritter truck

Central Bedfordshire Council spread grit, or more accurately, salt, on roads when freezing is forecast and when roads are damp to melt and prevent ice, they aim to do salting before the morning and after the evening traffic peaks.

The gritting trucks salt just under half of the roads in Central Bedfordshire, roads carrying the highest volumes, with the greatest risk of accidents or providing key access are given priority.

For more information on salting and gritting in Central Bedfordshire visit: www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk.