Lincoln has been fighting against the snow for the past few days, and with more snow expected later in the week the gritters are back on the street and busy as always.
The temperature is estimated to reach -15°C later this week with 8 inches of snow expected in some areas across the UK meaning more gritters will to be out on the streets this week.
In the Lincoln City Council centre, a team of experts have been given a budget of £4.3 million to deal with the winter conditions.
One of the team, David Davis, Principle maintenance engineer, says “We get given roughly 40 tonnes of grit a year and so far we’ve used about 25 tonnes of it so we’re doing alright.”
The council import their salt from Egypt and mix it with brine to make the grit for the roads, however if the temperatures drop below -10°C there is a risk the existing grit could freeze.
One of the main local problems the council have to deal with are the hills in Lincoln with Steep Hill proving one of the most difficult jobs.
“Our main priority is to make sure food and other essentials can be brought to people, its vital we keep the economy moving and assure people’s safety.” said Mr Davis.