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Gritters out on Devon's roads tonight as sub-zero temperatures are forecast

By e_glanfield  |  Posted: November 27, 2012

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Gritters will be out on Devon’s major roads during the night as forecasters warn of a drop to sub-zero temperatures.

Motorists are being urged to take extra caution on the roads tonight and tomorrow morning when temperatures are expected to drop below freezing.

Highways crews will be gritting the regions roads from 1am and possibly again at 6am.

Councillor Stuart Hughes, Cabinet member for Highways and Transportation, said: “Obviously with all the recent flooding and so much water running off from the surrounding land, freezing temperatures could bring extremely icy conditions.

“Whilst the gritters will be out in force, don’t assume a road has been treated.

“I would advise residents to drive with extreme caution certainly over the coming days whilst freezing temperatures are expected.”

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