Gritters and snow ploughs ready for action on icy Somerset roads
Gritting teams will be out in force over the next 24 hours to treat Somerset's roads as the region prepares for more winter weather.
Met Office severe weather warnings of both snow and ice have been issued for the county, with snow expected to fall later this afternoon and this evening.
Somerset County Council said its fleet of gritters are out today treating roads which aren't part of its main network.
Snow ploughs have also been out on roads over higher ground in West Somerset and Exmoor, where the majority of overnight snow fell.
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Nationwide, the Highways Agency said its road treatment fleet has covered more than one million miles since its winter operation started in October.
National Traffic Operations Centre head Steve Crosthwaite said: "We have more than 200 weather stations situated at key points around the network, and we work closely with the Met Office when making our operational decisions to help keep people moving and safe in this winter weather.
"We have already covered more than one million miles and we will carry on treating the network whenever there is a risk of ice or snow.
"We have plentiful salt supplies and we ask that drivers give our winter fleet the space they need to do their job.
"Drivers should also remain alert, and during periods of severe weather maybe consider whether their journey is essential.
"They may want to think about delaying their travel until conditions improve, and if they do set out they should drive with extra care."
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