County Durham is ready for winter

With temperatures set to drop, preparations for winter 2019 are well underway in the North East.

County Durham are ready to keep the region moving this winter with a 76 strong fleet of gritters and snowblowers awaiting the colder weather, as well as 42,000 tonnes of salt ready to tackle the ice and snow.

Mark Readman, Durham’s highway services manager, said: “With the weather now turning cold, it’s important that we are ready for icy conditions on roads and footpaths.

“Preparations for colder weather have been underway for some time, but our winter maintenance programme for 2019/20 is now fully up and running.”

Meanwhile Rubb is proud to support some North East councils, including Gateshead with their efforts to get ready for the winter months.

Rubb’s salt storage buildings offer a superior alternative to wooden and metal bulk storage facilities. Our salt and sand storage barns can be designed to accommodate conveyors and other processing methods. They are designed to withstand difficult environmental and corrosive conditions and have much lower maintenance costs than traditional storage facilities.

Rubb salt storage buildings are engineered to very high standards to suit your location and local building codes. The quality materials and trusted construction methods provide a structure with an expected life of more than 30 years.

To keep up to date on the council’s latest winter response follow @DurhamCouncil and the hashtag #TwitterGritterNE on Twitter, and like /durhamcouncil on Facebook.