Fun twist for Kent's gritters

Kent is getting ready for the winter weather by unveiling its new fleet of gritters - all to be given highly amusing names.

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Meet the Snowminator

It's not often you get asked to name a council gritting lorry but that's what's happening in Kent over the next week. A competition's being run for children to give amusing, snow-themed names to the county council's fleet of winter gritters.

The "Snowminator" has already been christened, to get things rolling; other suggestions include Auntie Freeze and Snow Farrah. Ruje Yasmin reports, speaking to Carol Valentine and Cllr David Brazier, both from Kent County Council.


The Snowminator introduced to Kent roads

Kent's fleet of 60 gritters are being introduced with their own personalities thanks to the county's school kids. "Gritney Spears", "Snowminator" and "Usain Salt" could be out gritting Kent's road this winter if put forward in Kent County Council's "Name the Gritter" competition.

David Johns speaks to Kent County Council about the amusing initiative.

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