WEATHER UPDATE: Gritters out in Nottinghamshire tonight

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Gritting teams will be out in force salting main routes and snow routes tonight (Monday).

Nottinghmshire County Council’s 23 gritting vehicles are set to take to the roads from around 6pm tonight – or earlier if necessary – with road surface temperatures likely to drop quickly to below freezing after dusk.

Forecasters predicts some scattered wintry showers turning to sleet on Tuesday morning. A fine and dry afternoon is forecast for tomorrow but snow showers are again likely in the evening and overnight, settling in places.

The Council is advising people to play their part in keeping the county on the move by following the Government’s Snow Code which gives clear advice on clearing snow and ice safely.

If people are fit and able they should clear residential streets and pavements near to their home if possible and check on elderly or vulnerable neighbours to see if they are well and have access to food and drink.

People are also being advised to allow extra time to clear their cars of snow and to drive carefully during the wintry conditions.

Residents can get up-to-date information about the Council’s services during severe weather by visiting www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk or via Twitter @nottscc.