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By Connie Osborne Monday 10 December 2012 Updated: 12/12 22:08
GRITTERS will be out on the county's roads again tonight (Tuesday) as temperatures plunge as low a minus six.
Worcestershire County Council's fleet will be heading out from 6pm to treat all primary and secondary routes, covering more than 800 miles of highway.
Forecasts predict temperatures on road surfaces will fall below freezing during the early evening and will drop throughout the night and tomorrow morning (Wednesday).
Motorists are being urged to drive with caution and not to assume it is safe to travel at normal speeds, even on roads they believe to have been gritted.
A council spokesman advised people to check the weather forecast before making journeys and to adjust their driving to the conditions.
He added drivers should take extra items with them on journeys such as a mobile phone, blanket and torch and make sure someone expected their arrival at a certain time.
Visit www.twitter.com/worcscc for the Gritter Twitter account which will include tweets about any road closures and service disruptions.
Log on to www.worcestershire.gov.uk/gritting for more information about gritting routes, grit bins and to report any problems.
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