In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Salt is corrosive, so the vehicles are carefully calibrated to ensure that only the amount of salt necessary for the expected road conditions is actually spread by the gritters.
- Croydon Council's road gritters were out in force ensuring all of Croydon's main roads and the majority of secondary and tertiary routes were gritted.
- But some angry drivers contacted the Telegraph & Argus to complain they had not seen gritters and that some roads were barely passable.
- She said they were monitoring the weather and gritters would be out on key routes around the city at the first sign of a return to cold conditions.
- Last winter's spell of severe weather has meant gritters were on the roads more often than usual, leading to an overspend of £100,000.
vehículo que suelta una mezcla de arenilla y sal en carreteras en época de heladas
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