Winter weather plans

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A PROPOSAL to install two new weather stations and upgrade five others to improve forecasting for Northamptonshire County Council’s winter service will be discussed.

The improvements are part of a number of measures being introduced by the county council to ensure the authority is better prepared for severe conditions on the roads in the event of another harsh winter.

Other changes to the winter service include improving the way footways are treated and an increase in the number of self-help grit bins throughout Northamptonshire.

Cllr Andre Gonzalez De Savage, county council cabinet member for infrastructure and public protection, said: “There is no telling what this winter will bring but we need to be prepared for the worst.”