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BAA reissues database of quarry grit suppliers

British Aggregates Association lists members with grit available to help treat icy roads and pavements

QUARRIES across the UK are once again supplying fine aggregates to local authorities to help treat iced-up roads and pavements.

Quarry grit was the traditional method of dealing with snow and ice before the use of salt became commonplace. Although it does not melt ice in the same way as salt, it is ideal for providing grip on slippery surfaces.

It is also possible to use farm machinery to spread the grit, which means that many more roads and pavements can be treated than would otherwise be possible.

Moreover, quarry grit has no adverse effect on the environment and can be recycled once the ice and snow have melted.

Robert Durward, director of the British Aggregates Association (BAA), said: ‘Spreading quarry grit will prevent accidents and reduce pressure on stocks of salt.

‘For this reason we have reissued our database (see attached PDF) of BAA member companies in a position to assist.’

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