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Weather and gritting update

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THE weekend saw a return to colder temperatures with early morning frosts and the risk of icy patches.

And it was business as usual for the council's winter service, with precautionary salting undertaken on Saturday and Sunday evenings. Jason Longhurst, head of development, said: "To date, the council has carried out 54 precautionary treatments since the start of the winter season and used a total of 1,286 tonnes of salt. "Based on historical information, the council would typically expect to treat around a further 15 occasions during the remaining weeks of the winter season. "However, this week will see a return to milder conditions with road temperatures remaining well above freezing." Wednesday will be wet and windy with a period of heavier rain, followed by patchy drizzle at times overnight. Thursday will see similar conditions with some breaks in the cloud cover overnight and with winds easing. A band of rain moving through on Friday should introduce colder air overnight but road temperatures should stay above zero. Saturday may be fine for a while but more rain is likely to be approaching from the west. Next week will remain unsettled with occasional rain or drizzle and periods of fresh to strong winds. Road surface temperatures should stay above zero, although there may be the odd night between fronts that is colder and potentially marginal. As the snow and ice recently thawed, damage inveitably occurred to road surfaces. To report pot holes and road defects telephone (01472) 324500. For more information about the winter service visit the council's website at www.nelincs.gov.uk/resident/transport--streets-and-parking/winter-service/

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