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Gritting Crews Tackling Icy Roads

Council urges residents to take care on untreated side roads and pavements

Swansea Council gritting crews are continuing their efforts to treat roads across the city.

Tuesday night’s sub-zero temperatures prompted gritting crews to treat around 45% of the highway network in Swansea to ensure main roads were safe.

The Council has urged motorists and pedestrians to use care, especially on side roads and pavements which are not treated.

900 grit bins strategically placed around the city can be used by residents to help clear icy conditions where they live.

A council spokesperson said: “Our gritting crews were out early on Tuesday evening and during the early hours of Wednesday.

“It’s not possible to treat every road in the city but we cover around 45% of our highway network to ensure main roads are treated – but motorists should use care when driving on roads that haven’t been treated.

“We’ve had several calls from the public letting us know about areas they are concerned about and so we have a number of gritting crews currently out responding to these calls.

“We will be back out this evening to repeat the process.”
 

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