Get Ready for Winter on the roads!
Cheshire East Council grits major roads where there is a risk of ice, along with clearing snow on these routes. They do this to keep key routes safe and minimise delays as much as possible during the winter months. They treat pavements only when snow or ice is present and is likely to persist, and as resources are available. Priority is given to pavements that carry the greatest number of pedestrians (such as shopping areas and outside hospitals or schools) and pavements of gradients steeper than 10%.
In other areas salt bins are provided so that the community can treat areas of the highway network that are not on gritting routes but may still be at risk of ice.
If your road is not located on a gritting route, find your nearest salt bin.
Salt bins are generally restocked before and during the winter, dependent on prevailing weather conditions.
However do check you nearest bin and if it is empty you can report this at https://www.cheshireeasthighways.org/report-it-general.aspx by entering the location and selecting winter.
There is a lot of useful winter information on the Cheshire East Council Website
Their leaflet - travelling on our roads in winter (PDF, 308KB) provides further information on:
- When, where and they we grit
- Salt bins and salt bags
- Snow clearing advice (read more on the Snow Code)