Gritting and snow clearing
Gritting (salting) the road is likely when road temperatures are at or below 1°C, and moisture is present that could form ice.
Frost does not usually affect road surfaces until late evening or early morning so whenever possible gritting is carried out overnight and outside periods where road traffic is heavy.
Great care is taken when applying salt to ensure that the appropriate rates of spread are used. Please remember to keep a safe distance if following a gritter and take care when overtaking.
It is not possible cover all routes at all times so priority roads and pavements will be gritted first.
The prioritising takes into account bin collection routes and these are done the day before the collection starts.
Should it snow we make every effort to clear it from roads, footpaths, walkways and bridges.
Please do not use the salt bins by the side of the roads. These are for our crews to use.
For more information how to clear snow yourself visit GOV.UK