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Winter maintenance is an important role for our Highways and Transportation 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 updates (Last updated: 11/02/2016 13:03:04)

Our night patrol service will be monitoring the conditions tonight. Our gritting teams will do a full grit on main routes across our area at 5am and will continue to monitor – please stay safe

Gritting routes map

  • Routes covered are highlighted with amber lines.
  • Please note, the M62 that runs through Kirklees is covered by the Highways England.

Gritting and bins


Weather update (Last updated: 11/02/2016 13:01:25)

Some sunny intervals this afternoon but also a fair amount of cloud and a few wintry showers pushing in from the south-west later in the afternoon. Through evening and tonight it will become mostly dry again with clear spells developing, but there will be an increasing risk of wintry showers returning during the early hours of the morning, when they could fall as snow. A few patches of freezing fog may form too. A cold night. Tomorrow will be cloudy initially with a risk of further wintry showers, falling as snow at higher elevations but they should be fairly light. It will become largely dry with sunny spells developing in the afternoon. A largely dry and mostly clear evening too. Snow summary: Friday 00-0900: Risk of snow showers falling down to around 150m, with accumulations of up to 1cm possible. However, confidence is low concerning snow amounts and heights at present.

Weather update links

School closures

School closures

Kirklees Schools Twitter

We work hard to make sure that learning is disrupted as little as possible in severe weather. If a school has to close for safety reasons, it will be listed on the school closures page. Regular updates are also available on Twitter.

Library closures

Due to weather conditions, please can you ensure you ring your local Library and Information Centre prior to visiting to ensure that the library is open.

Contact details for all Library and Information Centres:


For the Home Library Service and the Mobile Libraries, please ring: 01484 226320.

Road closures

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Service closures and disruption

No current service closures or disruptions.

Buses and trains