High Street was gritted

PUBLISHED: 09:00 18 February 2009 | UPDATED: 23:03 15 June 2010

I have just read last week's Midweek Herald and a story is sticking in my mind Snow hero fears road backlash". I would like to make the following points: The gritter lorries were not kept from Honiton High Street as they were not kept from any other

I have just read last week's Midweek Herald and a story is sticking in my mind - "Snow hero fears road backlash". I would like to make the following points: The gritter lorries were not kept from Honiton High Street as they were not kept from any other route. I know this as I was driving the lorry responsible for Honiton High Street myself!The route also covers Upottery, Yarcombe, Chard and Axminster.It takes approximately two-and-a-half hours but, in the terrible weather that Thursday night, it took nearly three-and-a-half. I started my route at 7 30pm and didn't stop going around until 8am on the Friday. I am only saddened that my efforts were so unappreciated and unnoticed - after all I only did my best in very bad weather. Where has the bill for £10,000 come from? The damage to the High Street would have to be extreme to cost that much! I am sure that our snow hero has nothing to worry about as any help was very welcome on a night like that.NAME AND ADDRESS SUPPLIED


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