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grit

(grit)
Denotes the size of a particle found on the surface of abrasive materials.
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In a statement, Gateshead Council defended their gritting plan, blaming unexpected rain which, they said, had washed away the grit.
They added that another shift of gritters had been deployed yesterday morning, concentrating on high areas, but said that coverage was "very patchy" and that gritting operations were being slowed down by the weight of traffic.
Advice about dealing with severe weather is available at http://liverpool.gov.uk/crimeprevention-and-emergencies/ extreme-weather/ and gritting information can be found at liverpool.gov.uk/ parking-traveland-roads/ winter-gritting/
But since that delivery, the city's 35 gritting machines have been working round the clock.
Information beamed from above the clouds to a control centre will mean traffic officials will have precise details of where gritting lorries are at any time.
In December and January, the council had specialist gritting vehicles on the roads 684 times.
"In Lower Hopton there are nine grit bins and Hopton Lane is on a gritting route.
Preparation comes after councils ran out of gritting salt and others with low supplies were forced to cover only a fraction of their highways in 2009.
Councils have to be led by the nose when it comes to the simple things in life - and gritting is one of them.
PEOPLE in Sefton keep moaning about the lack of gritting on Sefton's roads.
Coventry City Council admit their lorries are still gritting private land despite halving salt levels on city roads to conserve stocks.