Getting ready for winter - the journey of salt from mine to road

Winter scenes look lovely on Christmas cards, but ice and snow make roads treacherous. The Department for Transport is working closely with highway authorities to ensure that disruption to the transport network is kept to a minimum in the event of severe winter weather. As part of this the Department is working closely with UK salt suppliers. Nearly one million tonnes of salt stocks are currently being held by local highway authorities in readiness for any severe winter weather. Follow the journey of salt from mine to road.

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