Grit bins refilled as forecasters warn of more snow

Just Regional
Jan 17, 2013 1 min read

Norfolk County Council today launched an all-out effort to refill depleted grit bins as forecasters warned of more snow tomorrow (Fri).

Norfolk now has many more grit bins than a few years ago. Norfolk County Council has encouraged town and parish councils to provide bins at local trouble-spots, and the County Council fills these with grit. From just over 200 bins in the county (outside Norwich) in 1995, the number passed 1,200 in 2011.

Over recent days, bins have been put to good use by motorists struggling at local trouble spots, many of which are not on the priority one and two gritting routes.

With temperatures staying very low and snow expected tomorrow afternoon, lasting into Saturday, Norfolk County Council today targeted all remaining highway resources to refilling grit bins. The Council’s strategic partner May Gurney has diverted some of its crews from other road works, and in the west of the county the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk has offered assistance.

The refilling of the bins is in addition to the road gritting effort, which has continued without break since Sunday.

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