The Transport for Buckinghamshire (TfB) winter delivery team are warning motorists to take extra care on the roads tonight (Monday 11th December 2017).
Over the past 48 hours TfB have been very busy trying to keep the roads clear as possible for drivers to make their usual commute.
The cold snap is set to continue through the night on Monday 11th December 2017 with severely cold road temperatures. The gritting crews will be out once again at 6.00pm with a second trip planned for 4.00am Tuesday 12th December 2017.
On the night of Monday 11th December 2017 twenty-five gritters will treat 1,405 km of Buckinghamshire’s A and B road network again. These are the most important routes to keep everyone moving and comprises approximately 44% of the total network.
The crews will also be treating footways in town centres from first thing tomorrow, but it is likely to be very icy, so the warning is to take care.
TfB would also like to thank all the residents and businesses in Buckinghamshire who have assisted us greatly in clearing areas in front of their businesses and residences.
Mark Shaw, Buckinghamshire county Counci’s Deputy Leader and Transport Cabinet Member, once again praised the work of the gritter drivers.
‘While you may be sleeping our gritter drivers are out in these horrible conditions trying to make it safer for everyone who needs to travel,‘ said Mark
‘Our main concern is that some drivers think that salt on the road is a failsafe, yet people still need to drive very carefully and consider if the journey is absolutely necessary. We ask that people take extra care as the temperatures drops, as salt becomes less effective under -5 degrees Celsius.‘
The weather on Monday 11th December 2017 has meant another busy day for the team at TfB with the night time gritting of the primary routes finishing at 7.00am and a further run on the secondary routes at 9.00am.
The gritting seemed to pay off and the travelling public were reporting clear roads for their journey to work this morning.
All information can be found on the ‘Ready for winter‘ page on the Buckinghamshire County Council website.