Meet Banana Grit, Frosty Fred and Ready Spready Go

38 new Surrey gritters ready to keep you safe this winter

As the temperatures drop, you can expect to see our brand-new fleet of 38 gritters heading out on Surrey's roads to keep the county moving and keep you safe.

The new vehicles operate more efficiently, have state-of-the art technology on board and produce less carbon emissions. They will grit Surrey's roads before and during severe weather, using the 10,000 tonnes of salt stored at our four Surrey depots. This programme typically begins in October and runs until the end of March, although this period can be extended depending on weather conditions.

To find out what roads are being gritted in your area, check out our Surrey winter online map, or for more information about salting including when, where and why we salt, visit our salting routes web page.

It's not been without your help though - 400 residents including children from Surrey's schools have helped us name the new fleet. The full list of winning gritter names are:

  • Have an ice day
  • Banana Grit
  • Best in snow
  • Budgie
  • Coldbuster
  • Daisy
  • Fairy Dust
  • Frost Biter
  • Frosty Fred
  • Grit Granny
  • Bob
  • Gritterball
  • Gritterbug
  • Grittosaurus Rex
  • Ice Lolly
  • Ice-sassin
  • Kitty Gritter
  • Love at Frost Sight
  • Magic Melty
  • Melty Myrtle
  • Miss Meltdown
  • Mr Grit
  • Peanut Grittle
  • Pretty Gritty
  • Professor Grit
  • Ready Spready Go
  • Graham
  • Salted Caramelt
  • Salty Susan
  • Snowdium Chloride
  • Sprinkles
  • Sub-zero hero
  • The Gritter Express
  • The Melter
  • The Melty Way
  • Walter the Salter
  • Winter Warrior
  • George

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