Gritters on standby for icy roads overnight

Gritters are on standby in Durham.

Gritters are on standby in Durham.

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It might be spring, but gritters in Durham have been placed on standby as temperatures are set to plummet.

Durham County Council said this evening the machines in the coastal and central areas of the authority are ready for action as temperatures are expected to drop below freezing.

The Met Office said the temperatures could be as low as -2 degrees in some parts of the county.