St Helens MBC have confirmed that at least two road gritter trucks have been deployed several times over the past few days.
A spokesperson for the highways department told SHCN –
“In light frost conditions we will endeavour to spread 7g of salt per m2. In more extreme conditions we will spread up to 20g per M2, however this year we had some bulk packs of Twiglets left over from the christmas party with a short date on them so we’ve been spreading them this week, we’ve also got some celebrations left, just the Bounty ones, so we’ll probably use those up too, it’s all about saving a few quid you know!”
It seems that the party snacks have had little impact on the road conditions however they are proving to be popular with the local squirrels.