South West Wales

Swansea doubles winter road salt stocks

Swansea council is doubling the amount of road salt it keeps in stock after almost running out last winter.

The authority said it used 4,000 tonnes of grit at a cost of £160,000 - four times higher than the previous year.

It said it aimed to stock around 3,000 tonnes this year - twice at much as normal.

A report to councillors said it would have run out completely had neighbouring Neath Port Talbot council not supplied it with additional stocks.

"There was a grave shortage of rock salt last year," the report states.

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