Salt delivery to Scotland as snow hits


SNOWBOUND Scotland took delivery of a giant supply of salt today (mon) to help with herculean efforts to get the country moving again.

Some 26,000 tonnes of grit sailed into the Port of Leith before leaving on a convoy of trucks just as the country’s main commuter arteries slithered to a halt.

It was destined for gritter depots up and down the country to replenish efforts of snow plough drivers and spreading teams working round the clock against the elements.

But hundreds of motorists found themselves stranded on busy routes including the M8, M9 and beyond as lorries jack-knifed and broke down, trees fell and blizzard conditions reduced traffic to a standstill.