Rain brings some relief to Herts Highways gritters as slow thaw begins

HERTS Highways is breathing a sigh of relief that rain is falling and there is a slow thaw underway in parts of the county. The county council contractors are struggling with falling salt supplies and found it difficult to clear many roads because the sn

HERTS Highways is breathing a sigh of relief that rain is falling and there is a slow thaw underway in parts of the county.

The county council contractors are struggling with falling salt supplies and found it difficult to clear many roads because the snowfall coincided with the morning rush hour.

But in its latest update on the situation, it says rain is falling in the south and east of the county and crews have been out ploughing and salting in the west and north of Herts which was worst hit by the latest snowfall.

Herts Highways anticipates that as the snow thaws, some local flooding of roads and other areas will result because of the remaining snow still blocking access to many drains.


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Their teams are out patrolling the highway network to clear away water as it accumulates.

A spokesperson added: "The situation is improving although travel conditions are likely to remain difficult for the rest of the day and we do urge drivers to take care.

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