Scotland’s Largest Salt Barn Now Open

SCOTLAND’S largest salt barn is open for business as part of the huge operation that aims to keep Scotland’s trunk road network moving during the winter months.
The new facility at Polmadie, Glasgow can hold 17,500 tonnes of salt, and acts as a strategic asset to help treat the trunk roads in the south west of Scotland.
Improvements continue to be made to the wider winter service, building on lessons learned during previous years. The fleet has been expanded and now features over 230 gritters operating from over 40 depots around the trunk road network, as well as incident response vehicles, and includes an enhanced patrol provision around parts of the network.
Also refined are snow plans for key routes, such as the M8, M74, M77 and M80, with the help of operating companies and Police Scotland.

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