Nottinghamshire County Council are preparing to salt the county's main routes this evening, with temperatures expected to drop below freezing.
The council say their hazard forecast will be at 'red' status tonight, for the first time this winter.
The teams have been on standby since October 1st, however this is the first time there have been any signs of frost.
The council has around 18,000 tonnes of grit already in stock, with a total capacity for 22,000 tonnes.
Salt barns are located at:
- Markham Moor
- With further salt storage in Kimberley
The council has a fleet of 23 front gritters.
For Twitter fans - the council has it's own Gritter Twitter feed, where they can keep across gritting updates.