GRITTERS will be out in full force tonight, with crews expected to cover a 317-mile route.

Bolton Council's team will be undertaking a full route grit which cover just over half of the borough's total road network including all of the main roads and major bus routes.

All seven gritters will take to the streets at about 6.30pm today to prepare the roads and make them as safe as possible for drivers.

The council's gritting rota is in operation between October 21 and April 6, with the highways team providing 24/7 cover to monitor weather conditions and make appropriate decisions using live data.