Cornwall

Gritting costs Cornwall Council £737,000

Gritting Cornwall's roads during the recent wintry weather has cost the council £737,000 since December.

Gritter crews have travelled 77,200 miles and used 13,500 tonnes of salt, said Cornwall Council.

More supplies have been ordered to ensure there was enough to cope with any more cold weather.

The council has produced a winter driving leaflet containing advice and information on how to drive safely in adverse weather conditions.

It is available on the council's website.

Jeremy Edwards, from Cornwall Council Highways Department, said: "Despite our best efforts, winter weather can still make roads treacherous.

"It can take 10 times longer to stop in icy conditions so drivers need to make sure that they reduce their speed and increase the distance between themselves and the car in front during bad weather."

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