February 3, 2012 10.24 am This story is over 122 months old

County Council launches gritter Twitter

Online updates: Lincolnshire County Council will now send gritter updates using Twitter.

People in Lincolnshire with Twitter accounts can now keep track of county road conditions and what the winter highways team are up to due to a new service.

Lincolnshire County Council launched its “Gritter Twitter” service, which can be found at @LincsCC_Winter.

The Twitter account will inform residents when the gritters are going out, driving conditions, information about the winter team, FAQs and other interesting facts.

Locals are also welcome to ask the account questions, where they will be answered.

Councillor William Webb said: “By keeping up to date with @LincsCC_Winter on Twitter, the travelling public can better understand how the cold weather is affecting our roads before they set off on their journeys and, who knows, it could prevent accidents and even save lives.

“At this time of year, we’re constantly monitoring conditions, so our Twitter account will also operate overnight, although the priority of course will be the task in hand so replies may not be possible straight away at busy times.

Residents can also get updates and information by calling the Highways Customer Service Centre on 01522 782070, between 8am and 6pm on weekdays.

If you do not have a Twitter account, you can still read the updates, as it is a publicly accessible profile.

Source: Lincolnshire County Council