DRIVERS have been warned to take care as road surface temperatures are set to fall as low as -4C tonight.

Worcestershire County Council said its fleet of gritters will be heading out this evening after forecasters predicted the low temperature.

Gritters will be heading out from 6pm.

Councillor Alan Amos, Worcestershire County Council's cabinet member for Highways said: "Throughout the holiday period we had our teams on standby, ready to head out in all weathers to help keep us safe on the roads.

"It stayed relatively mild but tonight it's expected to be cold so the gritters will be going out. It's always a good idea to check the weather forecast and follow @WorcsTravel on Twitter for the latest information about what's happening on the county's roads.

"And remember that even though a road is gritted it may not be safe to drive at normal speeds so people should drive with care."

Worcestershire County Council said it had stockpiled 14,701 tonnes of salt for this winter, with a further 5,000 tonnes in emergency stocks should the weather be particularly bad for long periods of time.

To check gritting routes in the county go to

If anyone spots a problem on a gritting route or wants to report an empty grit bin, go to