Gritter lorry saves the day and helps widow get to her husband's funeral

A gritter lorry was called into action in Witney, Oxfordshire yesterday, rescuing a woman in desperate need of a clear road. The woman, who was left stranded in her street by heavy snow, needed to get to her husband's funeral by 11am.

Liam Walker, local county councillor, put out a tweet pleading for help to clear the road. A group of residents turned out, armed with shovels, but were then heartened by the arrival of one of Oxfordshire council's gritter lorries.