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Winter

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: 09/02/2016 15:03:35)

It’s cold out there – our night patrol service will be monitoring the network & conditions tonight. Our gritting teams will do a full grit on main routes across our area at 5am


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

Weather update (Last updated: 09/02/2016 15:01:46)

Some bright spells at first this afternoon but also a lot of cloud and some patchy rain and hill sleet/snow. Any snow is not expected to settle but could allow RSTs to dip briefly. Further rain and hill sleet/snow this evening but snow heights will rise as less cold air moves in for a time. This rain/sleet should clear south by around midnight with clear spells developing through the second half of the night. However, one or two wintry showers may continue into the early hours, most likely in the north. Increasingly cold towards morning with a north-westerly breeze.Tomorrow will be a cold day but largely dry with long sunny spells. A dry, cold evening with mostly clear skies. Snow Summary This afternoon/evening: Occasional snow showers possible above 300-350m but are unlikely to settle. After dark, a brief slushy covering is possible on the highest routes but snow height will rise through the evening.


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:

Libraries

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