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Leader praises efforts to keep roads open during bad weather

Leader praises efforts to keep roads open during bad weather

Friday 2 March 2018

Council staff have been working around the clock to help keep the roads open and safe in the last couple of days.

As North Lincolnshire continues to experience sub-zero temperatures, highway crews have been out all hours gritting the road and ploughing snow.

The council has also been grateful to local volunteers who have been clearing the snow, which has drifted in many areas.

The Leader of North Lincolnshire Council Cllr Rob Waltham urged residents to stay safe and keep an eye on the weather by checking the Met Office updates.

Residents can also find out what services are affected and get important advice on how to stay safe during the bad spell on our website, You can also keep up-to-date with all the latest news on  and .

Lots of people have been praising the gritting crews on Facebook. Comments include:

‘Thank you to all today and well done to all for working in these conditions.’
‘Thanks to all council workers being out in all temperatures to try keep our roads just that little bit safer.’
‘Well done NLC, and thank you to all the gritter and plough drivers for doing such a great job.’
‘As much abuse you get I want to say thank you I'm a home carer and of course we've still had to go out to care for the elderly early hours of morning 6.30 this morning main roads was great so thankyou from all us girls much appreciated’.
‘Was very pleased to see mortal ash hill clear at half 4 this morning, doing a grand job’.
‘What an amazing driver that worked so hard to keep open the road into Messingham on Thursday lunch time thank you so much.’

Cllr Waltham thanked the gritting teams and other council staff who have helped keep essential services running.

“Everyone has been working incredibly hard over the last couple of days helping keep the roads open so people can get to where they need to be.

“They have been working around the clock in very difficult conditions, risking their lives to protect others.

“Many volunteers, including local farmers, have come forward and have been helping clear the snow. We thank them and others for their help.

“Everyone has shown true community spirit and I applaud people’s actions. It just goes to show that at times like these, everyone pulls together.

“I want to thank the gritting team for working tirelessly and for everyone’s sensible approach and patience.

“I’m also grateful to those other council staff who have made sure that essential services can continue, vulnerable people are cared for and safe, and that key buildings remain open.”
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First Published:02 March 2018