Gritters covered the distance to the South Pole

GRITTING crews from Notts County Council travelled the equivalent of the distance from Nottingham to the South Pole in a bid to keep roads clear during sub-zero temperatures last weekend.

Gritters that were out in force in Hucknall and the rest of the county completed dozens of runs totalling more than 10,000 miles.

The distance to the South Pole is 9,870 miles.