The council’s depot was on the Zoe Ball Radio 2 breakfast show as part of a spot on how gritters treat Hertfordshire's roads in winter.

The moment in the spotlight gave the world the opportunity to meet the council’s most recent addition to its fleet of 70 gritters, the newly named Snowy Ball.

We were also introduced to the local authority’s cycleway gritter, Gritchie Anderson – named after BBC Radio 2’s Richie Anderson.

Phil Bibby, Executive Member for Highways and Transport at Hertfordshire County Council, said: ‘It’s been a real pleasure to have Richie at the depot today, showing him how our gritting teams treat the county’s road network.

‘We know the roads matter to our residents and they matter to us too, which is why we’re with you this winter, with our gritting teams on standby 24/7 from 1 October until 30 April, treating over 1,550 miles of Hertfordshire’s roads.’

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