The salting routes are shown as a blue line on the map. You can also see the fleet of vehicles in their current location as they travel around the county on the map below.
ECC have 57 routes this year covered by 62 machines with ploughs. They 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 the 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 additional 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.
Track the gritting lorries | Essex County Council (essexhighways.org)