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We're ready for Arctic blast, say roads bosses
3:51pm Tuesday 23rd October 2012 in News
HIGHWAYS bosses in North Yorkshire and York are fully prepared for the Arctic blast this weekend, with tens of thousands of tons of salt stockpiled, they say.
North Yorkshire County Council said it had more than 50,000 tonnes of salt throughout the county, and salt heaps and bins had been replenished.
A spokeswoman said that with a £7.1 million budget, it routinely treated well over half of the county’s 5,600 miles of road – the largest treated network of any English county.
City of York Council said its salt barn was full with 3,000 tonnes of salt.
Weathermen are predicting much colder northerly winds across North Yorkshire on Friday and into the weekend, causing temperatures to plummet and some wintry showers.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council is holding a workshop at Howden School on November 14 to ask for views on winter services, allowing for discussions of salting routes, salt bins and how local community schemes operate.