True grit as council prepares for winter
WITH seven gritters and over 4,500 tonnes of salt stocked up and ready to go, council chiefs are determined to keep Rochdale’s roads moving this winter.
Town hall bosses say they are monitoring weather forecasts and road conditions, ready to work 24 hours a day, seven days a week when the temperatures plummet.
Forecasts designed to give information about road surface temperatures and the likelihood of ice, snow or flooding are monitored ‘continuously’ in conjunction with a computerised ice detection system and cameras.
●●Councillor Neil Emmott with one of the gritters
●●New homes on Queens Drive built by Rochdale Boroughwide Housing