Experts claim the shortage has been caused by climate change, childhood obesity, or possiibly the influx of unskilled, non-EU immigrants.
A spokesman for Hertfordshire County Council said: “I have seen some rather fat, hungry looking children hanging around the depot.
“And let’s not forget that one of the most devastating effects of climate change is to make council officials forget to order more grit.
“But no, on second thoughts you’re right, it’s probably all that immigration.”
Melanie Phillips is also on the case:
Melanie Phillips, writing in the Daily Mail, said: “As if it was not already obvious, modern Britain has no grit.
“The arctic weather has exposed not only our lack of grit, but also, and in a very real sense, our lack of grit.
Here’s some helpful advice from Canada, whose expats in the UK must be looking around in utter astonishment at the hysteria and panic caused by a few days of snow.