Live tracker lets you follow Scotland’s named gritter trucks

AFP – With names like ‘Gritney Spears’ and ‘Spready Mercury’ snow ploughs in Scotland are clearing the roads and breaking the Internet.

Traffic Scotland saw a surge in clicks on its ‘Trunk Road Gritter Tracker’ site where users can follow the progress of snow removal ploughs with whimsical names.

One snowy day, ‘Sir Andy Flurry’ was plying a route from the city of Perth to Dunblane – home of the British tennis star surnamed Murray.

Over the hills and far away, ‘Sled Zeppelin’ was making the roads safe around Loch Lomond, while ‘Sir Salter Scott’ was trundling around the Edinburgh suburbs.

‘Snowcially distanced’, meanwhile, was parked up in Glasgow.