£500k of new equipment to tackle snow

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WEST Lothian Council has invested around £500,000 in snow-clearing equipment for its Winter Ready programme.

The new winter maintenance vehicles include 29 snow clearing “bob cats” and two “multi-hog” machines with snow blowing attachments.

New replacement vehicles have also been secured, including four new gritters and six new mini-tractors.

Council leader Peter Johnston said: “West Lothian Council is committed to being as prepared as possible, and we are encouraging residents and businesses also to prepare their homes and vehicles for what is expected to be another difficult winter.

“One way that people can help is by parking sensibly.”