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Kent County Council announces names of Kent's new gritters

As the county prepares for another cold snap, the treacherous conditions will be blasted by Han Snowlo, smouldered away by Brad Gritt and will disappear faster than you could imagine thanks to Usain Salt.

This is not a corny idea for weather-themed comic book characters but some of the new names given to Kent's new fleet of gritters set to take to the streets this evening.

More than 200 children entered the competition run by Kent County Council to name the new lorries that will be taking care of icy roads this winter.

A gritter in Lenham. Stock image
A gritter in Lenham. Stock image

Snowbuster, Saltin it out and Gritty Rascal are some of the names of chosen by children across the county.

The winners were published today and lucky winners will receive a 'gritificate' as a reward for their inventive ideas.

To help keep the roads safe during the cold snap, 17 new gritters have been deployed across the county.

The gritters will be covering all key routes from 4.30pm this afternoon, as the mini 'Beast from the East' hits the county.

The new gritters (5554965)
The new gritters (5554965)

Here's a list of all the winning names:

  1. Eddie BI-Izzard
  2. Snow Patrol
  3. Snowbuster
  4. Saltin it out
  5. Hans Snowlo
  6. Darth Gritter
  7. Brad Gritt
  8. Ice ice baby
  9. Usain Salt
  10. Gritty Rascal
  11. GetAGrit
  12. Snowball
  13. Basil Salty
  14. David Plowie
  15. Here we snow
  16. Little Gritz
  17. Spready Mercury
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