Our winter maintenance helps keep our roads safe. Priority routes are pre-treated when local inspections and weather forecasts indicate a need. We have crews on call 24 hours a day who can react quickly to extreme weather conditions. Generally, all planned early morning treatments are completed before 7.30am and during periods of prolonged freezing or snow we aim to carry out gritting or snow clearing, whenever possible, on priority routes.
Council-run public car parks in Hereford city and the market towns will be treated when surface temperatures are expected to remain below freezing for 24 hours, or if more ice is predicted.
From November through to March we provide a winter maintenance on nearly 600 miles of the county's roads. This service includes:
- Pre-salting to help prevent ice forming
- Post-salting to melt ice and snow already formed
- Snow ploughing to remove snow
- Installing and refilling of grit bins
To report dangerously icy roads or pavements requiring urgent gritting, please call 01432 261800.