Ready for winter onslaught

PIC: Gary Hutchison, 1th December 2010. Council Broomhill Depot, Pictures of gritters/ salt dome & workers.

PIC: Gary Hutchison, 1th December 2010. Council Broomhill Depot, Pictures of gritters/ salt dome & workers.

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GRITTING lorries are being revved up ready to tackle the worst of the winter weather.

East Dunbartonshire Council chiefs say they are well prepared to deal with the winter freeze when it arrives.

The end of 2010 and the start of this year saw snow and ice bring the district - and many parts of the country -

to a standstill.

The local authority came under fire from angry residents who claimed many streets and pavements went days before

being cleared and gritted.

But the council says it has a’robust’ winter service plan in place for the coming months.

Councillor Billy Hendry, convener of the development and infrastructure committee, said: “Our fleet is ready,

salt supplies are available and our highly experienced teams will be on standby 24/7 throughout the winter,

responding to meteorological reports to keep roads and pavements as snow and ice-free as we possibly can.”

A copy of the council’s winter service plan can be found on the website - www.eastdunbarton.gov.uk - together

with a daily weather report and the implications for gritting crews. There is also a list of grit bin locations,

winter driving tips and contact details for roads and neighbourhood services.

See this week’s Herald for more.