• Keeping County Durham’s highways safe this winter

    Keeping County Durham’s highways safe this winter

    With darker nights and more wintry weather, residents are being urged to report highways issues to help keep the county moving.

    Durham County Council is delivering its annual programme of work to maintain the county’s roads and footpaths, with teams from across the authority also on standby to deal with any emergencies caused by bad weather.

    Cllr John Shuttleworth, Cabinet member for highways, rural communities and community safety, said: “Our priority is to keep people safe and moving at all times of the year.

    “That is why it is vital that we carry out a regular programme of works to reduce the risk of flooding, road closures and traffic incidents caused by surface water or standing water freezing during the colder months.

    “We would also ask that residents help us to keep our roads in good condition by reporting any issues with flooding, overflowing gullies and street lighting faults in their neighbourhood. They can also be reassured that we will be out and about across the winter to ensure our roads and footpaths are safe.”

    Source: Aycliffe Today