There’s an easy target when the snow falls. It’s the council’s fault that the roads were not gritted fast enough, thickly enough or enough times.
On the very pointy part of the sharp end are the gritter drivers who have to be up and out.
This tweet and GIF from Kirklees Council is a reminder that those at the wheel are human too:
Please spare a thought for our gritter drivers, 4am alarm call, sneaking out the house without waking the family, driving to the depot to get the gritters, filling them with grit and driving a laden HGV in bad weather on the 5am run – while most people are tucked up warm in bed. pic.twitter.com/RXe9dleRDq
— Kirklees Winter (@KirkleesWinter) December 9, 2017