We are responsible for the maintenance of public highways in the area, which includes a winter maintenance service.
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The weather is checked every day between 1 October and 30 April, to determine whether gritting is required. Gritted routes are shown in blue and red and are available to view online.
Meteogroup Ltd, a specialist winter weather forecast service, advises of the possibility of freezing road surface temperatures or snow and gives an approximate time when these conditions may arise. This information enables us to decide whether gritting is necessary.
The Met Office has some useful information on how to stay safe on the roads in winter.
As part of the 'Get Ready for Winter' campaign the government, working with the Met Office, has produced advice on self-help known as the Snow Code.