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Winter gritting

5 December 2022

Do you know which roads we grit? You can view a map which tells you when a road was last gritted. We grit around half of the roads in the county, with our gritting 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. Gritting continues 24 hours a day if necessary, as previously. Around 1,000 miles of road are covered.

Secondary routes cover around 550 miles of road and are generally only treated in the day 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 social media channels, Facebook and Twitter and if main roads are closed you’ll find out here.