Travel warning after gritter overturns

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(Last Updated On: January 24, 2021)

Devon County Council have issued a warning after one of their gritters overturned this morning, Sunday 24 January.

The gritter overturned on Holne Road in Dartmoor. The driver is reported to be ok.

A yellow weather warning for snow and ice has been issued by the Met Office.

Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team – Ashburton were deployed at around 4am to assist with the incident.

A spokesperson for the team said: “The team deployed in 3 land rovers to facilitate social distancing. On arrival at the scene it was determined that the driver had managed to make his way to a nearby house. He was assessed by a team casualty carer as having minor injuries and was able to be taken to hospital by his concerned colleagues.”

Photo: Devon County Council

Posting on Facebook Devon County Council said: “There is significant risk of ice on untreated and treated roads this morning and through the day. Picture shows one of our gritter fleet overturned on the Holne Road this morning – driver ok. Please avoid travel unless absolutely essential, do not travel to find snow, and stick to the COVID-19 guidance to stay close to home.

“Our fleet will be putting more salt down ahead of very cold temperatures this evening (-5 to -7 expected across Devon), which will create significant ice hazard on Monday morning rush hour. Take care and wrap up warm!”

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