Give a gritter a name

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Essex Highways are a couple of weeks into this year’s winter service, and they have some good news and some great news. The good news is that they have 15 new gritters on their fleet this year. The great news is that the people of Essex get to name them!

How to enter

The competition will be running over on Essex Highways’ twitter page (@Essex Highways) and this is how you can enter:

  • Step 1: Follow Essex Highways on Twitter.
  • Step 2: Comment on one of their Name the Gritter posts with your name suggestion (make sure you start your tweet with #NameEssexGritter22).
  • Step 3: Wait to hear if your name has been chosen.

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Track the gritters

The salting routes are shown as a blue line on the map. You can also see our fleet of vehicles in their current location as they travel around the county on the map below.

We have 57 routes this year covered by 62 machines with ploughs. We also have 2 mini gritter routes covered by 2 mini gritters to treat weak bridges and roads. 

Local schoolchildren helped to name a number of our gritters. Keep an eye out for Grit Monster, Alexander the Grit, Gritney Spears, Mrs Good Grit, Big G, Levi, Ice Buster, Ice Exterminator, Rory and Gustav.

In 2018 the Essex Youth Assembly named addtional gritters and Ice Caramba, The Only Way is Gritty, Gritting Queen, Gritty, Gritty Bang Bang, Gritendor, Frosty, Andy Flurry, Grit Notley, Gritty McGrit Face and Gritty Gordon were added to the named fleet. 

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Track the gritters map