What happens if the weather gets worse?
We use snow ploughs to clear roads during heavy snowfall.
District and borough councils may help us to clear town centres and main pavements when they become covered with snow.
Learn about the risks of driving through fords and floods.
Read guidance on driving in severe weather.
Can I grit my road myself?
Groups and associations can help their local community with our winter self-help scheme. You can get free salt if you represent:
- resident associations
- resident groups (you must have a constitution or agreed terms of reference)
- town and parish councils
- schools (schools on a primary gritting route can't apply)
- community groups and charities.
Applications for free salt need to be made to your councillor before November.
Advice on how best to clear snow and ice on roads and footpaths.
Met Office advice to prepare and cope with winter weather.