Tag Archives: cold

Keep Warm and Keep Well this winter

Somerset’s public health advisors and family doctors are reminding elderly people and those people with long-term conditions, to keep warm if they want to keep well this winter. The seasonal cold and damp weather at this time of year can take its toll on the health of most vulnerable members of the community, like people […]

Another busy winter for highways teams

Now that spring has finally sprung, Somerset County Council’s gritting teams are standing down after another busy winter. The Council’s fleet of 23 gritters were needed on 71 occasions when cold weather was forecast, pre-treating around 900 miles of the highways network each time to help prevent ice forming. That’s about average and compares with […]

True grit: how Somerset County Council is keeping you on the move this winter

Somerset County Council’s highways teams have been kept busy during the recent cold weather. In January 2015 alone, the gritters were in action 27 times. Here’s an infographic showing how roads are treated to help keep drivers on the move in winter: