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Mitie’s Go-Grit app mobilises in full force as Siberian cold snap hits the UK

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During one of the coldest winters in recent history, Mitie’s gritting team has been kept busy with more gritting visits than ever before. The 2017-18 winter season has brought the most snow and ice since 2010 and the coldest February in decades.

This week is set to be busier than the wintriest weekend so far this season when from 6 to 11 December, Mitie’s winter maintenance teams carried out a staggering 11,200 gritting visits in less than 72 hours. As well as the weather keeping 300 of Mitie’s gritting trucks busy over the white weekend, the team also cleared 1,000 sites of snow, helping to keep the country’s retail, travel and healthcare sectors moving.

So far, this season, Mitie’s winter maintenance team has carried out over 200,000 gritting visits, using almost 15,000t of salt, travelling a total of 850,000 miles, from the Outer Hebrides to the Isle of Wight – that’s the equivalent of three and a half times the distance from the earth to the moon.

Mitie’s customers have been able to take full advantage of its new ‘Go-Grit’ app which allows the management of an entire winter services portfolio, in real time, via any mobile device. Go-Grit uses an interactive mapping system of customer sites, tracking the weather impact and high-risk areas in a real-time format. Forecast data is provided directly by the Met Office, ensuring clients remain up-to-date with the most accurate information.

Key features of the app include a complete schedule of when and where sites are due to be gritted and the ability to cancel, restore and request an ad-hoc visit with the touch of a button.

Richard Hughes, general manager of Mitie’s Winter Maintenance, said: “Winter is back with a vengeance as the so-called ‘Beast from East’ makes its way from Siberia to our snowy shores. Whilst the rest of the population snuggle up in the warm, Mitie’s winter maintenance team is out braving the elements to keep roads safe and Britain on the move during our busiest winter season yet.”

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