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We're prepared - are you? When winter weather hits we work to keep the roads moving and council services up and running.

Roads and transport

When the temperatures start to fall we work 24/7 to monitor the roads and our 17 gritters are sent out day and night when conditions dictate.

We are committed to gritting our key routes - that's around 1,200 miles of roads - to help keep the county moving.

Want to know which routes we grit? Check out our gritting map

Follow us on Twitter for information on our gritting operations. Real-time travel updates are available from the BBC.


Find out how to report a flood - different agencies deal with floods, depending on the cause.



You can keep up-to-date with any closure details by signing up to your school's text alerts, checking your school's website, listening to local radio or following your school on Twitter, if available.

Council services

We'll let you know here when council services are disrupted due to wintry weather.

Staying well this winter

Make sure you have your seasonal flu vaccination. Free vaccines are offered to people considered to be at risk of flu.

Keep​​ your home warm. Set the timer on your heating to come on before you get up and switch off when you go to bed. The NHS keep warm, keep well page provides advice on staying warm during winter.

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