Gritters at the ready as cold snap heads for Lincoln

Lincolnshire’s fleet of gritters are revving their engines ready for an expected bout of snow and ice in Lincoln and the county.

Already, some areas in east Lincolnshire have been hit by the first snowfall of the year.

A Met Office weather warning is in place for the county until around 10am on Friday, December 1, with forecasters predicting occasional wintery showers on Thursday afternoon and evening.

Lincolnshire County Council’s gritters will be making two runs in the next 24 hours – one mid-afternoon and a second overnight.

The scene in Mablethorpe this morning. Photo: Anna Anderson/Mablethorpe Memories

Darrell Redford, network resilience manager, said: “We’ll be doing everything we can to keep local roads safe for people.

“We expect there to be freezing temperatures from this afternoon (Thursday, November 30) right through until mid-morning tomorrow, and there’s a strong possibility of snow in places, particularly in the Wolds and on higher ground.

“We’ll be making two gritting runs, but motorists need to remember that even gritted routes can be treacherous, so please do take extra care when out on the roads.

“This is particularly true at the moment, because there is a lot of water about, which could wash the salt off the carriageway in places.

“We’ll be monitoring the situation around the clock, and our team will be on-hand to take further action if needed.”

The gritters treat almost 2,000 miles of the county’s network, including all A and B roads.