1. ITV Report

Busy gritting depots prepare for wintry weather

With some frost expected tomorrow, a gritting depot in Godstone, Surrey was a hive of activity today.

But those dreaming of a white Christmas are likely to be disappointed this year by unseasonably mild temperatures, according to forecasters.

Richard Lilley, who works for contractor May Gurney, loads salt at Surrey County Council's gritting depots at Godstone. Credit: PA
Contractor Robin Chaplin checks the salt to be loaded on to gritting lorries. Credit: PA
Salt is prepared for loading. Credit: PA
Salt is loaded on to gritting lorries. Credit: PA
Grit spreaders load up before making their way into Surrey. Credit: PA