Every effort is made to treat city roads before the temperature falls to freezing point. Salting routes are reviewed and prepared before the winter maintenance period begins in order to ensure that traffic is disrupted as little as possible.
We have agreed a set of priorities in the event of snow or ice on road surfaces being forecast.
Top priority is given to:
Lowest priority is given to:
A list of agreed precautionary treatment targets can be found in our Winter Maintenance Plan along with treatment priorities in the continued presence of snow or ice on the City's roads within normal working hours.
We have a contract with the Metreological Office to supply weather forecasts for Glasgow each day from the beginning of October until mid May.
The department has also installed ice stations at five selected locations within the city which together with the facility to access fifteen other stations in adjacent authorities help to improve the accuracy of forecasts. Staff can access information from these stations via portable computers.
Pre gritting operations are undertaken from the beginning of November until the end of March on a standby arrangement. Ad hoc gritting is done out with this period.
Yes. A list of our footway treatment priorities can be found in our Winter Maintenance Plan.
Small quantities of rock salt (maximum 10kgs) are available to the public at the following Glasgow City Council depots and local parks.
Please bring your own bag for salt collection.
Depot Salt Uplift Opening Hours:
Monday - Sunday: 10.00am-4.00pm
Grit bin locations have been agreed with local communities. Further details of our policy on grit bins can be found in our Council Minutes.
If you want to request that a bin be relocated, please contact us on 0141 287 9000.
Check if your road is covered by the criteria for Pre Gritting as per Section 3 of the Winter Maintenance Plan.
Roads out with the priority criteria will be treated in accordance with Section 3.3.1 in the Winter Maintenance Plan.
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