Winter services update 

06/02/12
Grit
The salt depot

See information about disruption to the waste and recycling service on Monday due to Saturday’s snowfall and subsequent icy conditions.

Council gritter lorries have been working around the clock to deal with the severe weather in Bolton.

 

Since 7pm on Friday (February 3), teams have worked continuously in the effort to keep Bolton's main roads safe and clear of ice and snow.

 

The council’s fleet of nine gritting vehicles completed six full route grits from Friday evening, spreading more than 400 tonnes of grit. Snow ploughs were also deployed where snow was two inches deep or greater.

 

The council grits 25 routes on a full route grit, covering around 510km of roads around the borough. All the main roads and major bus routes are covered and it takes several hours to complete.

 

The main roads are generally clear and open to traffic but local roads which are not on gritting routes have not been treated and should be used with care.

 

The gritting teams will continue to grit the strategic routes as necessary throughout today (February 6) and provide assistance where appropriate.

 

Footpaths were also gritted in and around Bolton and outer town centres, and every effort is being made to collect household bins today where possible.

 

Follow the council’s twitter feed for all the latest gritting news. Bolton Council’s website also provides daily winter gritting updates and contains road maps of all the gritting routes.

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Media contact
Salma Nakhuda
01204 331015