GRITTING teams are on standby as road surface temperatures are set to dip over the weekend.

Worcestershire County Council's gritters are ready to help keep traffic on the move in the county following predictions of rain, wind and the low road temperatures from the Met Office. There may even be a light dusting of snow on higher ground. Teams will be closely monitoring the situation throughout the weekend.

Conservative councillor John Smith, council cabinet member for highways and transport, said: "The message for drivers doesn't change but it's just as important as ever.

"Take care when temperatures dip. Grit has never been or never will be a miracle cure. Don't assume it's safe to travel at normal speeds when temperatures dip, even if you think roads may have been treated."

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