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Be in the know when it snows

1 December 2023

Do you know which roads we grit? We have lots of gritting information, and a map which tells you when a road was last gritted. We grit around half of the roads in the county, with our routes split into primary, secondary and tertiary routes.

Primary routes are treated during the day and night and we will 'pre-treat' before bad weather hits. The gritting teams cover around 1,000 miles of road and gritting continues 24 hours a day if necessary.

Secondary routes cover around 550 miles of road and are generally only treated in the daytime, with the first run being completed by mid-morning. This helps overcome problems of parked cars getting in the way of gritter vehicles doing their job on residential roads at night.

When bad weather hits keep your eye on our Facebook and X (formerly Twitter) accounts and if main roads are closed you'll find out here.