A total of 38 brand new gritting vehicles are now available to help keep Surrey moving during the colder months, the county council has announced.

Surrey County Council said the new vehicles operate more efficiently, have state-of-the art technology on board and produce less carbon emissions.

Children from Surreys schools are also being invited to name the new fleet with winning entries to be announced later this month.

Matt Furniss, Cabinet Member for Highways, Transport and Economic Growth, said: ‘We’re committed to keeping drivers safe here in Surrey and investing in our roads. When temperatures plummet, our highways teams across the county will be ready to work around the clock to keep traffic moving on our primary routes using our new, efficient gritters.’

Ed Jennings, Lead Operations Manager for Ringway, said: ‘We are ready and prepared for winter, with a team of experienced gritter drivers – many of whom have delivered the service for over 10 years.

‘Our investment in 38 brand new gritters is a demonstration of our commitment to Surrey and enables us to continue our drive towards a greener future. Our Immediate Response Centre will continue to support communities 24/7 and will work closely with the Met Office throughout the season.’

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