The council invested £3,238,000 in the new machines, which will join Norfolk’s fleet of 58 winter vehicles.

Cllr Graham Plant, Cabinet Member for Highways, Infrastructure and Transport, said: ‘Our salt domes are fully stocked, crews are ready to go, and our experienced highway team are keeping a close eye on weather sensors and detailed specialist forecasts that that help inform where and when gritting will be taking place.

‘To help keep people moving around safely this winter, however they choose to travel, we’ll again be providing information and advice on social media with the hashtag #NorfolkWinter.’

Norfolk’s fleet of winter vehicles treats 2,200 miles of roads on each full three-hour gritting run. The average cost of each full gritting run is around £49,000.

The county council spends an average of £3.2m each year keeping highways moving over the winter.

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