See priority gritting routes
We have ten priority routes which cover major roads. These roads lead to fire stations/hospitals and cover bus routes.
These routes get treated before a forecast of ice or snow. This takes approximately three hours to complete.
Priority routes are always under review and changes may be made.
We also prioritise requests from the emergency services. For example, where a patient needs transporting for life-saving treatment.
When we expect settling snow, we also fit ploughs to winter maintenance vehicles. Once traffic is flowing on our priority routes, we will then continue across the borough.
Priority gritting routes can be found in Appendix G of the Highways Winter Service Manual