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Bishop blesses road gritters
Road gritting lorry
The blessing is part of a safety campaign
Gritting lorries across Lincolnshire are being blessed as part of the county's road safety campaign.

On Monday, the Bishop of Lincoln, the Right Reverand Dr John Saxbee, will lead services taking place at all nine gritter depots in Lincolnshire.

Dr Saxbee, who will be at the Sturton by Stow depot, has written a special prayer for the ceremonies.

Ministers from churches of other denominations will then repeat the prayer at the eight other depots.

Organisers said the spreading of grit and salt by the gritters will symbolically extend this road safety blessing upon the roads of Lincolnshire.

Last year 103 people were killed on the county's roads and 507 were seriously injured.

It is hoped the services will remind people to take care when driving at this time of year.

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