Winter Maintenance

Cheshire East Council, Highways department is responsible for the gritting of the highway. Please see information below:

Winter service

The winter service is prepared to grit major roads where there is a risk of ice, along with clearing snow on these routes. They do this to keep key routes safe and minimise delays as much as possible during the winter months.


Gritting routes

Cheshire East Highways department treat 1200km of Cheshire East’s highway network each time they carry out precautionary salting between October and April, through their gritting routes.

They grit on a precautionary basis prior to the formation of ice to prevent its formation on the road.

They treat pavements only when snow or ice is present and is likely to persist, and as resources are available. Priority is given to pavements that carry the greatest number of pedestrians (such as shopping areas and outside hospitals or schools) and pavements of gradients steeper than 10%.

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