When winter weather hits, we work with our snow wardens and farmers to keep the roads moving and council services up and running.
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.
Although public finances are stretched, we're committed to gritting our key routes - that's around 1,200 miles of roads - to help keep the county moving.
Check out our interactive gritting map showing our first priority and second priority road gritting routes.
You can also search by road, postcode and priority level.
Leicester City Council is responsible for roads within the city.
Motorways and trunk roads are gritted by Highways England.
Routes are not plotted with reference to gritted roads. It is your responsibility to check whether the displayed route is gritted or not
The Resilient Network
Roads in the county which are considered essential for economic activity and key services form part of the Resilient Network.
These are roads which the county council gives priority to protecting in certain conditions.
They comprise of diversion routes for motorways and dual carriageways or are key access roads to important infrastructure, such as hospitals, food distribution centres, power suppliers and water treatment or pumping stations.
This priority is, usually, a result of extreme weather such as snow, ice and flooding, and other environmental hazards. However, it can also include events such as industrial action and major incidents.
The key aim is to ensure that access is maintained on the Resilient Network for traffic at all times, wherever reasonably practicable.
See more information about the resilient network.
Report a problem
You can tell us about problems or defects on our roads or pavements or empty or damaged grit bins in the county using our online report it form on our report a road problem page.
Find out how to report a flood - different agencies deal with floods, depending on the cause.
Get travel updates
Gritting updates: are available @LeicsCountyHall
Information about weather warnings: are updated on The Met Office website
Local travel bulletins can be found on the following radio stations:
- Radio Leicester - 104.9 FM
- Asian Network - 837 AM
- Sabras Sound - 1260 AM
- Capital FM - 105.4 FM
- Fosse 107 FM - 107.9 FM (Hinckley, Nuneaton and Loughborough)
- Harborough FM - 102.3 FM (Market Harborough)
- 103 The Eye - 103.0 FM (Melton Mowbray)
- Hermitage FM - 99.2 FM (North West Leicestershire)