Warning of ice on region’s roads

16:11 28 November 2012

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Gritters to be sent out overnight on Devon’s road network

MOTORISTS are being urged to take extra caution on the roads tonight (Wednesday) and tomorrow morning as temperatures are expected to drop below freezing.

Devon County Council gritters will be going out at 1am and possibly again at 6am

Around 20 per cent of the network is gritted, roads which carry 70 per cent of the traffic.

Cabinet member for Highways and Transportation, Stuart Hughes said: “Obviously with all the recent flooding and so much water running off from the surrounding land, freezing temperatures could bring extremely icy conditions.

“While the gritters will be out in force, don’t assume a road has been treated. I would advise residents to drive with extreme caution certainly over the coming days whilst freezing temperatures are expected.”

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