Praise for the county gritters after snow

People have paid tribute to Lincolnshire’s gritters for keeping the roads safe following the weeks of winter weather.

Lincolnshire County Council’s Gritter Twitter account (@LincsCC_Winter) received tweets from appreciative residents.

They included:

“Excellent effort from all the Lincs Gritting Crews!! Top marks and much praise from a thankful Lincolnshire driver :)”

“Thanks, you are doing a great job”

Coun William Webb led the praise for the council’s fleet of 43 gritters, who have been making regular runs across the county, treating all major roads.

hey salted 1,869 miles of road on each trip, a third of the entire network. The crews worked through the night, often doing back-to-back runs to make sure the roads were cleared.

Coun Webb said: “Our gritting team has displayed great resilience and resolve over the last few weeks.

“Each year, we rely on them to keep the roads clear of snow and ice and each year they perform admirably. It’s a hard, dangerous job and we’d be lost without them.

“It’s great to see that the public have recognised their hard work. I would also like to express my sincere gratitude.

“On behalf of the county council and the people of Lincolnshire, thank you.”

The council has used roughly 20,000 tonnes of salt since October.