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 update

Temperatures are set to drop, our night patrol will be out overnight monitoring the roads and conditions along a planned to route and grit any hazards.

Last updated: 13/04/2020 11:57:52


Weather forecast

This afternoon will remain chilly with a fair amount of cloud although a few bright or sunny spells are possible too. Brisk north-easterly winds will gradually ease. After a dry evening, tonight will remain dry but cold. Any areas of cloud will tend to disperse, leaving increasingly clear skies, especially later on. Winds becoming mostly light.

Last updated: 13/04/2020 11:56:01

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's 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 (check Met Office Snow Code) 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.

Our emergency adverse weather number: 01484 414888 is available at such times.

If you are concerned about a vulnerable neighbour who is a Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing (KNH) tenant, contact KNH on: 01484 414886 and they will arrange for someone to check in on them.

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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