New cold snap set to hit Nottinghamshire as temperatures plumet

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GRITTING teams are gearing up for cold weather this weekend - with temperatures set to dip below zero degrees on Sunday.

And with some forecasters also predicting possible snow on higher ground, the Nottinghamshire County Council team will be closely monitoring the situation on a 24-hour basis.

Tomorrow night (Saturday) is likely to be the first time since Monday that the county’s roads have been salted – thanks to a spell of milder, wetter, weather.

But the council’s 23 gritting vehicles will be on standby again over the weekend, ready to salt all A and B roads and main bus routes in a journey that takes them around three or four hours to complete.

The council’s gritting teams have completed 94 runs since October last year – the first time the teams were sent out this season.

Since gritting started, the council has worked its way through 21,000 tonnes of salt.

Supplies are constantly being replenished and stocks across the council’s highways depots currently stand at 16,000 tonnes