Gritters blessed at Ancaster depot

Blessing of the Gritters at Ancaster. Left to right are: Bob Allen, Alex Gash, the Rev Anne Lett, Alan Renshaw, the Rev Alan Littlewood, Nick Singleton, Kevin Compton and Shelly Hamblin. 810C

Blessing of the Gritters at Ancaster. Left to right are: Bob Allen, Alex Gash, the Rev Anne Lett, Alan Renshaw, the Rev Alan Littlewood, Nick Singleton, Kevin Compton and Shelly Hamblin. 810C

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With the temperature set to drop, the annual ceremony to bless the county’s gritters could not have come at a better time.

This year the Rev Alan Littlewood and the Rev Anne Lett led the ceremony at the Ancaster depot

Coun William Webb, Executive Member for Highways and Transport, said: “Our 43 Gritters are in top condition and ready for Lincolnshire’s roads this winter.

“If you see our Gritters when you’re out and about, wish them well too and give the drivers a wave! They do an outstanding job of gritting the roads and helping to make them safer. There are occasions when salt is not as effective as others, so we urge all motorists to always drive to the conditions.

The county council is urging people to keep up to date on the road conditions this winter by following their “Gritter Twitter”. Follow @LincsCC_Winter.