We’re making sure we’re winter ready

Annual practice run with the gritters on Saturday


Release date: 17 October 2019

Gritters will be out in force early on Saturday (19 October) morning regardless of the temperature – all to test West Sussex Highways’ winter readiness.

The Operation Snowflake, annual practice/ 'dry' run (no grit used) prepares the county council to keep priority routes safe.

A West Sussex Highways spokesperson said: “We want to ensure we’re winter ready.

“Drivers from contractor Balfour Beatty Living Places check the gritters and equipment are in good working order ahead of any severe weather later in the year.

"They also note any problems they might find on the routes, such as overgrown hedges needing attention.”

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