Gritters out ahead of expected sub-zero temperatures tonight

Photo: Torbay Council
(Last Updated On: March 19, 2018)

TOR2 currently has gritters out on non-primary roads and will be gritting all major routes from 0230 hours with inspectors checking for hazards.

Police and Torbay Councils Highways Team are both advising not to travel overnight unless it is absolutely essential.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for ice across Devon, from 1900 hours on Monday 19 March until 0900 hours on Tuesday 20 March.

Across Torbay, sub-zero temperatures are forecast and residents need to be vigilant for ice on roads and pavements.

Devon and Cornwall police said on their website: “The multi-agency operation to keep roads as clear as possible via gritting and ploughing continues. Temperatures will remain low today and tomorrow making driving conditions treacherous due to ice.

“We have been working with partner agencies all weekend to keep people safe and main routes open, however, our advice is still for motorists not to travel unless essential. If you have to travel, carry additional warm clothing/footwear, food, drink, a charged mobile phone, and ensure your vehicle has a full tank of fuel.

“We would like to thank the public, volunteers and partners once again for all of their assistance, co-operation and hard work over the past few days,”

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