COLD temperatures are likely to affect most routes in the Scottish Borders overnight.

BEAR Scotland will have 33 gritters operating in the south east region of the country treating road with 13 on patrol throughout the night.

All footways are due to be treated before 6am.

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Members of the public can live track gritters on the trunk road network using Transport Scotland’s online trunk road gritter tracker’.

It displays the current location of gritters and a trail with an age range for where gritters have previously passed along trunk routes across Scotland.

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BEAR Scotland has issued the following advice about driving behind a gritter:

Give yourself space to protect your paintwork.

Be aware or reduced traction on the fresh particles.

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Leave room at junctions for the sudden grit spray.

Watch out for their warning lights.

Don’t swerve to avoid their spray when approaching from the other direction.

Leave more overtaking room if you really can’t.

Be patient, don’t overtake unless it’s safe.