Gritters in gear

PUBLISHED: 15:27 14 January 2009 | UPDATED: 16:00 25 August 2010

ICY weather has required a council s gritters to work three times harder than normal.

ICY weather has required a council's gritters to work three times harder than normal.

Greenwich council's six road gritting teams have been out every night for five weeks in their busiest winter since 1995.

The unusually cold weather required the council to buy 3,000 tonnes of grit, when it usually uses 1,000 a year.

Maureen O'Mara, cabinet member for Neighbourhood Services, said: "We are all feeling the bite of a very cold winter this year, and our gritting teams are doing a great job.

"We would also like to remind residents to take particular care when out and about in these freezing conditions.

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