Im­proved fleets to hit roads

The Press and Journal (Moray) - - NEWS -

New equip­ment has been added to Scot­land’s win­ter fleet as trans­port chiefs plan how to keep the coun­try mov­ing in the months ahead.

It comes fol­low­ing the Beast from the East ear­lier this year which saw hun­dreds of driv­ers stranded on the M80 overnight as a red weather warn­ing for snow was in place.

A new elec­tricpow­ered spreader will be de­ployed as a pa­trol ve­hi­cle on the M8 and a Hilltip ices­triker from Fin­land will be tri­alled on the M80.

Trans­port Sec­re­tary Michael Math­e­son said: “We have looked to make im­prove­ments across the board, from equip­ment and treat­ments to in­for­ma­tion and ad­vice for trav­ellers.”

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