UK SME Quarries Plans to Keep the Gritters Running – and Ready for Flood Defences

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Quarries are once again supplying fine aggregates to local authorities and highway agencies to treat iced up roads and pavements.

Quarry grit was the traditional method of dealing with snow and ice before the use of salt became commonplace. Although it does not melt ice in the same way as salt, it is environmentally friendly and ideal for providing grip on slippery surfaces. Assistance is also available to the environment agencies to supply both good sand, and bagged sand for flood defences.

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