Gritters on standby in Bromsgrove this weekend

Friday 21 March 2014 Updated: 21/03 16:42

GRITTERS will be on standby this weekend as the mercury plummets, bringing low road surface temperatures, along with wind and rain.

Worcestershire's Highways teams will be closely monitoring the weather until Monday (March 24) and will be ready to carry out whatever action is necessary.

Motorists are being urged not to assume roads have been gritted and to alter their driving to the conditions, travelling slower and allowing longer braking distances.

Coun John Smith OBE, responsible for highways and transport, said: "Take care when temperatures dip - grit has never been or never will be a miracle cure.

"Don't assume it's safe to travel at normal speeds when temperatures dip, even if you think roads may have been treated."

Visit www.worcestershire.gov.uk or follow @worcscc on Twitter for regular weather and gritting updates.

Log on to www.metoffice.gov.uk for the latest forecast.

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