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GRIT WATCH: Tell us if your roads are not being gritted
Updated 5:23pm Tuesday 5th February 2013 in Grit Watch section
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- Use this page to let us know if roads in your area are not being gritted or if your salt bin is empty.
- If you spot a problem, email us at email@example.com
- Twitter users can tweet us about gritting problems by using the hashtag #LTgrit
- Don't forget to send pictures if you spot empty salt bins or sheet ice on untreated roads.
@kadencerawg Helmshore road is an ice rink. No sign of being gritted. #LTgrit— @wjadynsnot 05 February 2013
RT @StephenJHannay: Helmshore road hill by St Thomas church not gritted. Big cars can't make it up. Small cars ok. #LTgrit @JakeBerryMP— @craigahlawson 05 February 2013
Little tractor spreading grit on Regents Park Lower Darwen thank you to whoever sent it probably not the council unhelpful lot #LTgrit— @Lupoloui 23 January 2013
RT @ZafM19: #LTgrit sort Wilworth Crescent out in Blackburn, conditions are horrendous and we don't even have a grit bin for a DIY job!!!— @i_mulla16 22 January 2013
#LTgrit please could we have some grit on Kingsway in lower darwen?!— @emmaaa__ 22 January 2013
@lancstelegraph Delphinium Way and all of the grit bins of our estate Regents Parks #LTgrit— @Lupoloui 23 January 2013
@lancstelegraph all steep one way side streets from Percival st to Lloyd st in Darwen. Cars been crashing since Friday. #LTgrit— @TLComer 23 January 2013
Christine Atkinson, 61, from Mansfield Grove, Brierfield has reported problems near her home.
She said: “No gritters are coming round Mansfield Grove. Half of the road is bungalows where either disabled or OAPs live. It is a bus route and they’re not coming on. We’re stuck. We can’t get out. We haven’t seen any gritters for a while, they came round a few days ago. They gritted it for the ice, which was brilliant as the buses could come round. But nothing has happened at all this week. They miss us out every time. There are 20 people who live here.”
@lancstelegraph snow has fallen; roads not gritted again! & grit box taken away from us by RV council! #LTgrit Ribchester Rd area— @MichelleOrmerod 21 January 2013
@horseyfrolick: @lancstelegraph Empty grit bin Astley Heights, Darwen. Bin to right of T junction with Melville. Thanks! #LTgrit— @horseyfrolick 21 January 2013
Wintry weather is back - help our Grit Watch campaign by letting us know the locations of empty grit bins and untreated roads. #LTgrit— @lancstelegraph 09 January 2013
Ribble Valley residents lets all make sure that are roads are being gritted in order to keep us safe this winter.Report problems on #LTgrit— @MichelleOrmerod 13 December 2012
Ice brings a weekend of chaos to East Lancashire's roads. http://t.co/fITizm9M #LTgrit— @lancstelegraph 10 December 2012
RT @lancstelegraph: Are East Lancashire's streets being gritted? Let us know the problem areas with the hashtag #LTGrit http://t.co/2sDcBGDL— @CTurnerLaw 10 December 2012
BAGS of grit are available for Hyndburn residents to help them clear paths and roads this winter.
Councillor Munsif Dad, deputy leader and cabinet member for environmental issues, said: “We've just had our first frosts of the winter and we want people to be prepared as the weather turns colder.
“Residents have been telling us they really appreciated the previous offer of free grit bags so we're going to run it again this winter.
“We have around 4,000 bags available which will be delivered to residents on a first come, first served basis.”
To reserve your free bag contact the council on 01254 388 111 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Big Freeze arrives in East Lancashire. http://t.co/gp48tUH7 #LTgrit— @lancstelegraph 06 December 2012
7:57pm Wed 5 Dec 12
Jethro Shorn says
Here in Sabden at the junction of Padiham Road and Simonstone Road it's like a skating rink. Although the Council do grit in the early afternoon the grit is soon washed away by water coming off the fields, flowing down the road and causing the water to pool which once the temperaure drops freezes over. Despite many requests the Council seem unable to understand that if they cleared blocked drains on both roads it would keep most of the water off the junction. Just waiting for a serious accident caused by their inability to act.
Perhaps you could start a blocked drain watch once the cold weather is over
RT @lancstelegraph Cold weather on the way, help keep East Lancs safe by contributing to Grit Watch campaign #LTgrit http://t.co/GosOEojE— @RossendaleBC 05 December 2012
TEMPERATURES could fall as low as -7C in East Lancashire this week signalling the arrival of winter.
The Lancashire Telegraph has relaunched its successful Grit Watch campaign as the Met Office forecasts plummeting temperatures and possible snow.
After the success of last winter’s campaign, we need your help again to let us know when gritting just isn’t good enough in a bid to keep East Lancashire's roads open.
With snow forecast to fall this week we want to know how well stocked your salt bins are and if your roads have been gritted.
Lancashire County Council said it has more salt in stock than ever before, with over 33,000 tonnes of salt to treat the roads.
It also said the county's 1,800 grit bins have been stocked with grit and sand.
It is also working more closely than ever with parish and district councils, the police, the fire and rescue service and the NHS to advise the public about what to expect this winter and how to prepare for bad weather.
County councillor Tim Ashton, cabinet member for highways and transport, said: "We are confident we have done all we can to prepare to keep the county moving this winter but we are asking everybody to do their bit too.
"As ever we have to focus our resources on treating the main routes, and we're as ready as we can be to keep gritting for longer in the event of prolonged severe weather."
He urged people to check on elderly and vulnerable neighbours, help clear snow from pathways and plan ahead for your journey.
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