Gritting salt stockpiled by council

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MAIN roads in Bulwell will be protected from treacherous winter ice thanks to Nottingham City Council stockpiling extra road-salt for gritting.

The council has an immediate 3,100 tonnes of salt available, with a further 14,000 tonnes it can call on.

A plan has been put together for roads that carry the heaviest traffic to be tackled first if temperatures plummet. Up to 200 members of staff are also available to grit and clear pavements and school entrances.