Spring must be here - the gritters have parked up for the year!


What do you see as the official confirmation that spring has arrived?

No, not the clocks going forward, the weather getting better, or the depressing thought that the football season is nearly over.

It’s Herts County Council’s winter gritting crews parking up their gritting trucks for the year.

Hertfordshire’s official winter gritting season closes today (Thursday, April 30), after spreading around 15,000 tonnes of salt across the county since October.

Their work will start again in six months’ time.

Derek Twigg, lead officer for winter operations at Hertfordshire County Council, said: “Getting Hertfordshire through a British winter means being prepared for everything, from light frosts to heavy snowstorms and thick ice.

“While this winter felt relatively mild compared to previous years, our crews were still out working many nights because of very low temperatures.

“We are proud of the great work our crews do each year to help minimise icy conditions and keep people as safe as possible on our roads.”