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Gritter ploughs into car in Sheffield

Slippery: A gritter collides with the rear wing of a car in Hoober Avenue, Ecclesall, Sheffield.

Slippery: A gritter collides with the rear wing of a car in Hoober Avenue, Ecclesall, Sheffield.

GRITTERS have been working around the clock to make roads safe but even they can end up in difficulties - one ploughed into a car in Sheffield.

The snow clearing vehicle collided with the rear wing of a car on Hoober Avenue, in Ecclesall.

Sheffield tackled the roads yeseterday using 21 gritters with snow ploughs, 11 tractor ploughs, five standard gritters and three JCBs.

They made main roads the prioritym but many side roads remained covered in snow for most of the day.

Snow and ice led to delays during a busy but slow morning rush-hour.

City-wide, residents got stuck in to help clear snowy footpaths.

June Willis, aged 72, said her husband Derek, 73, went out with relatives and friends to shovel show from footpaths on Skelton Lane in Woodhouse.

Coun Jack Scott, Sheffield Council cabinet member for street scene, said: “We have teams out on the roads and the busiest pavements. We also have over 2,000 grit bins for people to use themselves.

“We’ve had positive feedback about the service.”

 

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