Highways England invests £16m in new gritters


Highways England is rolling out 93 new gritters for use this winter, to ensure key transport routes are kept open and running smoothly. The £16m government investment bolsters the agency’s 535-strong winter fleet, including 23 snow blowers capable of removing 2,500 tonnes of snow per hour. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said: “This year, it is more important than ever that Britain is prepared for the winter as we continue to tackle the pandemic. “Through this work, we’ll ensure key routes […]