Modern technology and equipment has given us a tremendous ability to deal with snow removal, but this hasn't always been the case. Whilst there are no specific records of apparatus and methods used to control snow and ice in the middle ages, snow, ice and temperature were much larger problems yesterday than they are today.
Snow clearance takes many different forms across the world, and there are some phenomenal vehicles and crews in action tackling the hazards of the winter. At GRITIT, we've taken a peek at some of these winter heroes, and we've come across some awesome photos showing the snow clearance operatives in action.
Most people probably take for granted that our roads are gritted during the winter months. Because it's always happened, we just expect it to happen as usual. That said, there’s a lot more to winter gritting than meets the eye. The operatives responsible for keeping our roads open and safe have many things to consider, including:
Longer or shorter daylight hours makes very little difference when your Winter Gritting Teams are at work when most are asleep, acting as night time ninjas to ensure that businesses keep running and people are safe.