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Leicestershire stock up on road salt

Leicestershire County Council have enough grit to fill 12 Olympic-size swimming pools Photo: PA

Leicestershire County Council have opened a new grit barn in preparation for the winter weather.

The County Council has 17 gritters, 80 drivers and a network of snow wardens, farmers and 4x4 drivers.

Grit barns are now stocked up with around 16,000 tonnes of grit - enough to fill around 12 Olympic-size swimming pools.

We are committed to keeping the county moving during freezing weather. This year we have opened a new grit barn to replace one that was old and at the end of its useful life.

– Lesley Pendleton, Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport, Leicestershire County Council