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Red tape hampers winter maintenance efforts

14/07/2011

Red tape seriously hampered the efforts of Lincolnshire council's highways department to deal with the last blast of winter weather, according to a damning report.

New ice breakers for Scottish roads

28/09/2012

New ice breakers that will be used to keep Scotland's roads clear this winter have been unveiled.

Surrey County Council prepares for winter

09/09/2013

Surrey County Council is investing £5 million in winter road repairs as it plans ahead for the cold weather.

Review of winter service programme in Northern Ireland published

03/10/2013

An independent review into the delivery of the winter service programme by Roads Service in Northern Ireland has been published.

Argyll and Bute Council ready for winter

06/11/2013

A Scottish council is all set for winter – with 33 front line gritters which can also be used as snowploughs, a stock of 11,000 tonnes of rock salt and a trained team ready to treat the roads in Argyll and Bute.

Councils stockpiling salt in preparation for winter

11/11/2013

Councils are stockpiling more salt in preparation for this year’s winter, according to the latest figures from highways bosses.

Winter service programme launched in Northern Ireland

11/11/2013

Danny Kennedy has launched the Roads Service winter service programme in Northern Ireland.

Gritters out in force as temperatures drop

20/11/2013

Thousands of council gritters have been out on main roads across the country this week as temperatures continue to drop below freezing.

Aggregates used to treat iced roads and pavements

17/12/2013

Quarries across the UK are once again supplying fine aggregates to local authorities to treat iced roads and pavements.

Councils ready for winter

06/01/2014

The Local Government Association (LGA) has published the results of its annual winter readiness survey which show that councils had stockpiled 1.4 million tonnes of gritting salt at the end of October – up from 1.3 million tonnes in 2012.

Durham makes preparations for winter

24/09/2014

Durham County Council is preparing for winter by stockpiling up to 12,500 tonnes of salt at two new barns.

Cornwall invests in weather station

05/11/2014

Vaisala has completed the first full-scale installation of 12 next generation RWS200 Road Weather Stations in the United Kingdom.

FM Conway invests in new gritters for Lewisham

21/01/2015

FM Conway has invested £350,000 in four brand new gritters to service the London Borough of Lewisham.

East Sussex gears up for winter

07/10/2015

East Sussex’s fleet of gritters has been hitting the county’s roads as it gears up for the onset of winter.

Road safety campaign targets gritter undertakers

27/10/2015

Drivers are being warned that they could be putting their lives at risk if they use the hard shoulder to undertake gritters.

Winter Maintenance Handbook launched

23/05/2016

The Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) Winter Maintenance Handbook has been launched.

Reduced salt prices offered through new ESPO framework

05/07/2016

A new framework that allows highway departments to replenish their stocks of de-icing salt at discounted summer prices has been launched by ESPO. 

Velocity helps get Buckinghamshire’s roads ready for winter

23/01/2017

Road repairs specialist Velocity has helped repair thousands of potholes and defects in Buckinghamshire over a six-week period.  

Pilot project launched to help gritting teams

26/01/2017

Highway maintenance teams will be able to make better gritting decisions based on local weather conditions thanks to the launch of a pilot project in Hampshire.

‘Pothole Busters’ take to the roads as councils count the cost of the cold

09/03/2018

Gangs of 'Pothole Busters' will be out on the roads of Hampshire 'in a matter of days' as the sector expressed dismay over the potential for the Beast from the East to have done serious damage to the local road network.

Drivers stranded again as new snowfall hits

19/03/2018

A 64-mile stretch of the A30 in Devon and Cornwall was closed for several hours by further bad weather overnight, stranding scores of drivers.

Latest Cold Comfort programme now available

05/04/2018

An updated programme has been announced for the 27th annual Cold Comfort winter maintenance conference and exhibition next month.

Read all about it - Cold Comfort preview now online

10/05/2018

With the programme finalised for Cold Comfort 2018, which takes place next week, a preview of the show has been published in the latest Highways magazine, now online.

Cold Comfort day one podcast online now

16/05/2018

Cold Comfort is the annual winter maintenance conference and exhibition, now in its 27th year, taking place at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.  And the

Econ hiring 20 new staff after boost in orders

29/05/2018

Leading manufacturer of winter service fleet, Econ Engineering,has announced it will be hiring 20 new staff after seeing a boost in orders for its vehicles following the Beast from the East.

County rethinks gritting routes to keep up with risk-based approach

27/09/2018

Hertfordshire County Council has approved new gritting routes following a review aimed at bringing its operations into line with the new highways code of practice.

Councils 'rise to the challenge' with 1.4 million tonnes of salt

26/11/2018

Councils have 1.4 million tonnes of salt stockpiled in preparation for winter, and have an average of nine full-size gritters each, a new survey has revealed.

Staffs invests in spreaders as Beast from the East set to return

09/01/2019

Staffordshire County Council has invested in nine new spreaders as the coldest weather of the season is predicted to be just around the corner.

Safety warning over timber salt domes

21/03/2019

Alan Sheen, director of Eurodome Ltd, highlights a recent incident that operators of timber salt storage domes should take note of.

Product focus: Durham adds another Multihog after beastly blast

25/04/2019

Hit hard by last year’s Beast from the East, Durham County Council has put its faith in a small fleet of Multihogs to blow the snow away and save cash.

Cold Comfort line-up announced

03/05/2019

The show preview and updated programme for Cold Comfort 2019 have been published.

Vaisala puts winter service on a new route

15/05/2019

Vaisala has launched a new web-based route optimization service using automation and advanced algorithms to help design winter road maintenance treatments more efficiently.

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