Winter gritting and snow clearing

Hours of cover

During severe winter weather we will endeavour to keep roads and footpaths free from snow and ice. However there is not continuous and complete cover during these times as a limited number of vehicles cannot be everywhere at the same time and vehicles have to refill with salt and fuel.

Salt takes some time to act and is helped by traffic on the road, but at very low temperature (-6°C and below) it is less effective. Please take this into account when travelling and always drive in accordance with the conditions.

Hours of cover 30 October 2017 – 30 March 2018

Day Category 1 roads Category 2 roads Category 1 pavements and footpaths Category 3 roads, pavements and footpaths
Monday - Friday 5am - 11pm  6am - 4pm 6am - 6pm 7.30am - 4pm 
Saturday 5am - 11pm  5am - 8am 6am - 6pm nil
Sunday 5am - 11pm  5am - 8am 8am - 6pm nil
Public holidays* 5am - 11pm  5am - 8am nil nil

* public holidays: 25 -26 December 2017 and 1 - 2 January 2018