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How do the gritters know when to go out?

Operational Meteorologist Katie Howard gives the lowdown on how the Met Office help keep roads clear

We all know the problems that the winter weather can cause when we need to travel. Whether it's a short journey within your local area, or a longer trip using major routes, ice and snow can be a real headache. To top it off, icy car parks can also wreak havoc just as you think your journey has come to an end.

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