City Has 4500 Tonnes of Rock Salt – For the Roads!

With winter hovering over Wednesfield it is perhaps just worth reminding motorists to be careful when driving. City of Wolverhampton Gritting crews are now on standby and ready to for action when icy conditions are forecast.

The city has a plentiful supply of salt! In fact they have  4,500 tonnes of rock salt in stock for the winter season. The way that is spread onto the roads by a fleet of 9 gritting lorries and a team of drivers who each have a specific route to treat around the city when the temperatures plummet!

City of Wolverhampton Council  routinely treat 239 miles every time the gritters go out – that is more than 50% of all roads in the city. The roads are divided into priority 1 and 2 routes.

Your Councillors in Wednesfield North are always grateful to the Gritters as they do a magnificent job on the whole, keeping our main roads passable for traffic , and playing their part in keeping the region moving when cold hard weather hits our City.


Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more