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Gritters go out ahead of Cornwall cold weather alert

Gritters go out ahead of Cornwall cold weather alert

Published by Emma Carton at 1:28pm 18th January 2020. (Updated at 7:48am 19th January 2020)

Cornwall's gritters are set to go out twice overnight, ahead of that cold weather alert.

Highways has told Pirate FM they will be doing two saltings, as the mercury plummets.

Officials say road surface temperatures are forecast to drop to as low as -4.6C.

It follows a string of crashes on Cornwall's roads on Saturday, including two on the A30.

Scroll down to check the minimum temperatures for your area and which routes will be gritted.

What roads are being gritted and when?

The first salting was due to begin between 3pm and 4pm on Saturday on all routes.

The gritters will go back out again from around 1am on Sunday.

The minimum road temperatures for Saturday night are:

West domain -2.2°C
Central domain -4.6°C
North East domain -4.2°C
South East domain 2.2°C

The routes to be salted are:

West domain: Area from Land's End up to and including Falmouth/Redruth
Central domain: Area from Porthtowan/Perranarworthal in the west up to and including Wadebridge/Bodmin/Fowey in the east.
North East domain: Area including the north coast from Camelford/Tintagel and Bodmin Moor to the county boundary from Bude to Gunnislake.
South East domain: Approximately 15km wide south coast strip, including Liskeard - from Polruan to the county boundary.

Road surface temperatures are not expected to come back up again until between 10am and 11am on Sunday.

There is also a new interactive map to show which routes are set for treatment each day: Check the map here.

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