Our Norse Highways crews have been stepping up their winter preparations, with gritting drivers and vehicles ready for action, to help keep Norfolk’s roads safe.

With temperatures set to plummet in the weeks and months ahead, gritting crews will be on hand throughout the long winter period, ready to grit the 49 routes that cover more than 2,200 treated miles across Norfolk.

Norfolk County Council has ensured that its maximum stock of 15,000 tonnes of salt is maintained and available at seven locations across the county in readiness for the colder weather, with supplies continually monitored and replenished as needed.

Norse Highways is also already receiving the County Council’s daily winter gritting decision, which is a tried and tested process to ensure gritting is undertaken efficiently at the correct time.

Jason Glasspoole, Operations Director at Norse Highways, said his team is well prepared ahead of their first run of the season.

“We are all still enjoying the milder autumn weather, but we know how changeable the British weather can be, which is why our crews are ready to respond as necessary as soon as a cold snap is on the way,” Jason said.

“Our teams have a lot of experience out on the road in all conditions, often braving the elements around-the-clock at the peak of the season, doing all they can to clear snow and keep roads safe.

“And we will continue to be on standby 24 hours a day in the months ahead, as we provide this vital service to help keep Norfolk moving each winter.”

Road safety tips during winter:

People can stay safe by following the winter driving tips on the Norfolk County Council website: www.norfolk.gov.uk/NorfolkWinter