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.

Service disruption

9 schools have reported service disruption to us.

3 roads are reported to be disrupted.

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Get ready for Winter

Are you ready for the weather this Winter?

Thinking ahead and preparing for what the weather may bring can make a real difference at this time of year.

The Met Office have advice to help you prepare for and cope with severe weather.

Flooding

Emergency flooding number

  • Phone 01484 414700

Gritting updates, routes and bins

Gritting update

Our night patrol service will be out overnight monitoring the roads and conditions along a planned route and grit any hazards. We’ll also grit our normal gritting network from 5am. Please travel safely.

Last updated: 20/01/2021 13:24:03

Weather

Weather forecast

Showers and cloud are likely for a time this afternoon, flowing in with brisk north-westerlies. The showers could be quite heavy. Drier and brighter conditions are expected to develop later. An isolated shower and patchy cloud will linger for a time, and may persist in some regions. Where skies clear, it will feel quite chilly as winds will ease overnight. After a mostly bright start, a band of rain and cloud will encroach from the south-west bring heavy persistent downpours for most. This band will clear by late evening and winds will strengthen. Road conditions: Road surface temperatures will fall away in places due to mainly clear skies though the night. However, road surface temperatures should remain above zero. High confidence.

Last updated: 20/01/2021 13:23:35

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

Guidance

Winter driving checklist

Housing emergency plan

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 advice 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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