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Gritters out as freezing temperatures continue to bite
4:10pm Wednesday 6th February 2013 in Local
GRITTERS will be heading out on to the county's roads as road surface temperatures are due to fall as low as -4 degrees overnight.
They will cover primary routes starting at 7.30pm this evening.
MET Office forecasts for this evening and overnight show conditions being dry and clear, allowing road surface temperatures to quickly fall below freezing.
These cold conditions are likely to remain in place for the remainder of the week and over the weekend and drivers are once again urged to drive with caution and ensure they temper their driving according to the conditions.
Jon Fraser, Worcestershire County Council's highways manager, said: "Our gritting teams have done tremendous work over the last few weeks to support residents and businesses in continuing to keep the county moving in, at times, atrocious weather conditions.
"While we're no longer dealing with snow and ice in the quantities we've had recently, it's absolutely essential that drivers remember that roads can still be icy and that gritting, while helping to keep vehicles moving, is never a miracle solution and care and attention is still needed when travelling on the county's roads."