When the weather is cold drivers should always proceed with caution, but in Worcestershire roads are no longer gritted. Instead they are treated with a brine solution sprayed onto the roads.
With traditional rock salt, they beneficial effects only start once the "grit" has been activated by vehicles running over and crushing the rock salt. With the brine solution the benefits start immediately on contact with the road.
So if the road looks wet and shiny it could be "black" ice or it may be the brine solution doing its job.
For further information about Worcestershire's gritting operation please visit www.worcestershire.gov.uk/gritting. Over the course of the winter you can report any issues, including requests for grit bin refills, quickly and simply online via www.worcestershire.gov.uk/reportit.