Selected priority routes in Central & South Lancs to be gritted this evening.
We have weather predictions of sleet falling in the early morning and temperatures approaching freezing. We will apply salt to selected priority routes, and we are preparing for further action should conditions worsen overnight.
Priority routes only cover a third of the highway network and ice patches can develop on treated surfaces caused by water run-off from fields or other sources. Ice is most likely on untreated surfaces.