Durham County Council to receive extra salt supplies
CIVIC bosses were celebrating victory yesterday in a battle to get additional salt supplies for County Durham.
Durham County Council was resuming its treatment programme for both A and B roads yesterday.
Earlier this week the restrictions in delivery of salt by the Government’s Salt Cell and forecasts of severe weather forced the council to cut back its salted network to A roads only, representing just 15% of the county's highways network.
Following pressure from council officers, members and MPs the authority has received additional salt.
Terry Collins is Durham County Council's director of neighbourhood services, said: "It's no secret that we have been doing all we can to put pressure on the people making the decisions to see Durham as a special case.
"By pushing every day, good progress has been made.
"Durham has been promised 600 tonnes today and 400 tonnes per day next week. If this is confirmed we can reinstate A and B roads and open up some of our rural communities again.