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Gritting and snow clearance

Gritting and snow clearance

Road gritting

When snow is predicted we pre-salt agreed routes set out in our winter service plan (PDF document):

  • We grit primary routes first
  • Then we grit secondary routes
  • Then we grit less crucial roads
  • Once snow has fallen we put down more grit

We have 5 gritters - each of which can be fitted with a snowplough.

Our contractors shovel snow and ice from footways and other key areas.  

Snow ploughing

Snow ploughing is a slow process.

It is hampered by parked cars, traffic, road humps and snow so deep that we can’t see the kerb.

Careful consideration has to be given to ploughing as it can be dangerous and could cause damage.


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