Hereford & Worcester

Farmers on call to clear roads in Worcestershire

Farmers in Worcestershire have been put on stand-by by the council to help clear frozen and snowy roads.

Gritters have been clearing primary routes in Worcestershire and Herefordshire as the Met Office warns of icy roads and possible snow showers.

The council said it had enlisted up to 18 farmers who could help by using snow ploughs attached to their tractors.

Fresh snow has fallen across much of England, causing further disruption to schools, roads, trains and airports.

Herefordshire Council said the snow forecast to hit the county did not materialise, although there were some snow showers in north, leaving a light dusting on the A44.

About 130 tonnes of salt were used overnight on the county's roads by gritting crews.

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