Further Sheffield gritting cuts ‘can’t be ruled out’

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Gritters battling to keep the roads clear of snow

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Yet more cuts to gritting services could be made, it has been revealed, after revised plans were agreed to reduce the number of roads treated.

A last stand against proposals to reduce by 94 miles the number of roads gritted, to save £100,000, was made at a Sheffield Council meeting.

Original plans were revised after thousands of people took part in a consultation. Roads on school bus routes, those with a gradient of 10 per cent or more, and those creating a ‘western access route’ were all reinstated on the gritting wagons’ circuits.

 

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