Precautionary gritting to take place in Northumberland

Gritting taking place in Northumberland.

Gritting taking place in Northumberland.

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The county council is to carry out precautionary gritting on a number of key routes in Northumberland later today and early tomorrow morning.

A series of routes in Alnwick, Berwick, Morpeth, Rothbury and Otterburn, as well as others in the west of the county, will be gritted from 4pm today. From 5am tomorrow, the same routes will be patrolled and spot treated as required.

The forecast is for variable cloud amounts this afternoon with a few sunny spells. Occasional wintry showers are possible too. This evening, into tonight, it will be mostly dry with some clear spells and variable cloud; just an isolated light wintry shower possible but with nothing of significance expected. There is the outside chance of a very local light cover of snow.

Any problem areas should be reported to Northumberland County Council's customer services centre on 0345 600 6400 or you can report via www.northumberland.gov.uk/winter which will then be logged directly on the authority's severe weather system and appropriate action will be taken.

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