The streets are turning red

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CUMBERNAULD'S streets have turned red because North Lanarkshire Council ran out of salt shortly after the first week of the big freeze, it has been claimed.

As we have reported, red ash has been spread widely on local pavements in recent weeks in a move which has sparked complaints from locals who say that it is both ineffective and messy.

A well-placed source has told the News that North Lanarkshire Council was left in the lurch, after a giant shipment of salt failed to arrive from PERU – and that the red ash has been dished out instead.

However, North Lanarkshire Council stressed that it had NOT run out of salt – and stated that it had some 2000 tonnes of it before Christmas. It was then stressed that this would last well into January.

For the full story see this week's Cumbernauld News and Kilsyth Chronicle - out now!