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Gritting teams across Leicester are preparing for winter as temperatures across the region are set to drop.
Snow, sleet and freezing temperatures are forecast by the middle of the week.
Leicester City Council has over 2,700 tonnes of rock salt in stock. This amount is said to last for around 100 gritting runs or about 15 days of heavy snow. The council has six gritting lorries.
Leicester City Mayor, Sir Peter Soulsby said: "Our specialist gritting teams will be paying close attention to the weather forecast over the coming days to ensure they are ready to go out at a moment's notice."
"Any snowy weather inevitably causes traffic disruption, but the hard work of the gritting teams really does help keep the city's traffic moving whatever the weather."
Lisa Blakeway explains how proud she is of her son for gritting an icy path near his home.
Jordan Blakeway found the path impassable after the cold weather covered it in ice. Elderly residents and parents use the route regularly to reach the bus station and shopping centre.
They are calling him 'a local hero'.
Jordan Blakeway, took it upon himself to grit an impassable path near his home in Cradley Heath.
On Monday night he noticed it was icy and on Tuesday morning, set out at 7am to grit the path before he went to school.
Local residents who use the route regularly have called him 'a local hero'.
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