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By Charles Fletcher
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Keep an eye on region’s gritters

AS winter weather continues to loom, gritters and snow ploughs are being tracked and traced across the region.

The team of 18 machines can now be followed on a new mapping service, Track My Gritter.

The Dumfries and Galloway Council initiative will also locate grit bins. The council said this will make it easier to report empty, missing or vandalised bins.

As the winter service vehicles travel, the map will show the last 12 hours of movement and their latest location.

Cllr Andy Ferguson said: “Track My Gritter will allow residents to see when and where gritters and snow ploughs have been working in their area but they should be mindful that it does not give any indication or guarantee of the current condition of the road network.”

He warned road conditions can deteriorate quickly in severe weather, even when they have been gritted or ploughed.

“Drivers are advised to always drive in accordance with the prevailing road and weather conditions,” the councillor added.

Track My Gritter can be found online at dumgal.co.uk/winter

The region’s fleet includes Gritty McGritter, The Snow Patroller and Gritney Spears.

If you are keen to follow the movement of support vehicles across the country, Traffic Scotland also has a page devoted to its Trunk Road Gritter Tracker.

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