Winter maintenance is an important role for our Streetscene and Housing Service. We carry out winter maintenance to allow all road users to move about as safely as possible and to help minimise delays caused by adverse weather conditions.

Our winter maintenance service operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is in place whenever the weather demands.

Gritting updates, routes and bins

Gritting update

We will be doing a full grit at 6pm and as temperatures set to drop, we will continue to monitor

Last updated: 27/02/2017 13:59:23

Weather

Weather forecast

This afternoon will have showers and some will be heavy and lengthy with a risk of hail and the odd rumble of thunder. The showers will be wintry across higher ground. Wintry showers through this evening with a growing chance of sleet and snow in some of these. Again, a few heavy showers are possible and they could be lengthy as well, especially at first. Many of the showers will clear away towards midnight but a few may still linger after this time, especially towards the west of the county. Otherwise, there will be some clear spells. Tuesday morning should be mostly dry but increasing amounts of cloud will bring spells of rain or sleet during the afternoon. Road Surface Temperatures dropping below zero tonight. Confidence is low on the details of snow overnight. Snow summary: Although wintry showers are possible today, no significant snow accumulations are expected. Monday 1800 - Tuesday 0900: 0-2cm above 100metres, mostly in the west.

Last updated: 27/02/2017 13:57:52

Emergency numbers

  • Emergency adverse weather
  • Phone 01484 414888

We will support anyone who is identified as at risk because of adverse weather conditions.

If you can't get to an urgent hospital appointment, and it can't be postponed, ask the hospital to ring this number to ask for our help.

  • Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing (KNH)
  • Phone 01484 414886

If you are concerned about a vulnerable neighbour who is a Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing (KNH) tenant they will arrange for someone to check in on them.

  • Emergency problems on the roads
  • Phone 01484 414700

Get involved

Clear a pavement or public path

Don't be put off from clearing snow or ice from a pavement or other public place because you're afraid someone will be injured.

Remember, people walking on snow and ice are responsible for their own safety. Check the Met Office Snow Code for more information and guidance to help you clear the area safely.

Check on neighbours or relatives

It's particularly important to check on those who are elderly or unwell to see if they need anything. Offer to clear their paths or, if they cannot leave their homes, pick up some shopping or a prescription for example.

The council and its partners have special arrangements to make sure that vulnerable people are provided with the help they need in severe winter weather.

Help your local school

Kirklees schools do all they can to stay open during severe weather so they appreciate any offers of help to clear paths and make the school grounds and entrances as safe as possible.

To get involved, please contact your local school now and leave your contact details so they can ask for your help if the need arises.

Join a local self-help group

Could you spare some time to help clear snow close to the homes of vulnerable people? Or help to clear pavements outside community centres so that support services such as lunch clubs can still be made available?

The council provides grit and guidance for these invaluable groups who help to protect the most vulnerable members in our communities. Get in touch with your local ward councillors to find out more about self-help groups in your area.

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