Bucks unveils Blizzard Wizard, Snowphie and Brrrrrrian to keep traffic moving this Winter
Bucks County Council has today revealed the winners of a competition to name the county’s three new gritters … Blizzard Wizard, Snowphie and Brrrrrrian!
After a long and hardworking career Buckinghamshire’s gritters Salty, Daisy and Snowdrop have retired. They have been replaced today with three new gritters – Blizzard Wizard, Snowphie and Brrrrrrian!
During December Transport for Buckinghamshire (TfB) held a competition to name their three new arrivals, and whittled over 200 entries down to the winning three. It was a tough decision, with entries such as ‘Melt’n John’ and ‘Meltallica’ as well, of course, as Salty McSaltface…
Blizzard Wizard was named by Arran and Calum Kelly, from Chesham, Brrrrrrian’s name was chosen by Beth Arnaud, from Waddesdon, and Snowphie was named by Sophie Ingham, from Long Crendon. The new gritters will join the existing fleet, all of which were named during 2009 by local schools.
Mark Shaw, Buckinghamshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport said:
“The guys who carry out our winter road salting work hard through a tough season, and having a little light relief in the form of fun gritter names just brings a bit of humour to the job. We love running these competitions and I’m delighted with the new names. Don’t forget to check them out online!”
The new salting trucks will be out on their routes over the rest of the winter season, and can now be tracked in real time on TfB’s online gritting map. www.buckscc.gov.uk/winter.