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When ice or snow is predicted, we’ll send the trucks out from our five depots for what we call ‘pre-salting’. This is a preventative measure to stop ice forming on the roads.
In extreme circumstances, we aim to remove ice that’s already formed. This is called post-salting.
And, when it’s really bad, we deploy the snowploughs. This is done in priority order beginning with the defined network. At least one main access route to towns and large villages will be cleared as soon as practicable. We also deploy snow blowers to remove heavy snowfall.
- 25 salting vehicles, with snowploughing blades
- nine footway ploughs
- nine snow blowers
We maintain 850 salt bins throughout the winter period. You can use salt from your local salt bin to treat pavements and roads around where you live - find your nearest by zooming in on your area on our gritting route map.
Further information is contained in our Winter Maintenance leaflet.