Winter maintenance precautionary or primary gritting routes for 2012-13 (PDF 4.09MB) These are the most important routes to keep everyone moving. The routes consist of 1375km of the county's A and B road network - about 40% of the total network, which is a lot more than other local authorities grit. We will also treat secondary routes (see below) and Snow Routes (1.1MB) which is the reduced network we revert to in times of very severe weather.
You can view our winter leaflet here. This contains details of when, where and why we salt, as well as advice on clearing snow yourself and advice for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers during the winter season.
You can see our fleet of vehicles in their current location on the map below, with the precautionary gritting route shown as red lines. Please note: Some of the vehicles are used on other duties during the day so they may be active on the map below.
These may be treated before a forecast severe weather event, or in the event of prolonged severe weather when the primary routes have been cleared and treated. They include the following highway network: Classified roads which are not included in the primary salting network, unclassified roads serving communities of 200 dwellings or more and unclassified roads with a gradient of 10% or less. We may also salt cycleways and footways in main shopping areas and other key pedestrian and cycle facilities. In general, the secondary salting network will be treated after the formation of ice or fall of snow in accordance with the Operational Plan (link below).
- Vehicle moving - Vehicle stopped - Vehicle engine on (not moving)
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