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Gritters back out and about with temperatures set to plummet (again!)

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Saturday, Feb 24th, 2018.

Get the de-icer back out and wrap up warm – the cold weather is on its way back and it’s bringing some very wintery conditions with it!

March is just a few days, however current Met Office forecasts show that temperatures will stay low / dip below zero until at least Thursday.

Gritters have been back out and about the past few nights, with Wrexham Council issuing an update on winter operation and to remind residents of what you can do to help yourself if there is any snow / ice in the coming weeks.

The council has a fleet of 10 gritters (all with some very punny snow names) and 30 hardworking volunteers from its Streetscene department, who step in to drive them – often in very snowy and icy conditions when the weather is particularly bad.

Cllr David A. Bithell, Lead Member for Environment and Transport said: “So far the winter hasn’t proved to much of a challenge for our fleet but we are always aware that winter doesn’t officially end until March 21 and we have even had snow after the end of winter and into spring.

“We will not be complacent and will continue to monitor the weather and make preparations should we see snow or ice forecast.”

If you want to know if gritting is taking place you can look for the #wxmgrit on twitter @wrexhamcbc and the Wrexham County Borough Council Facebook page.

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