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Gritting and travel this winter

Get information about gritting, flooding and find travel updates when travelling this winter.

The county council's new gritter needs a name

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

Priority 1
Priority 2
Highway Agency
Other Local Authority


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

Real-time travel updates: can be found on the AA website or by following Area Traffic Control @ATCLeicester 

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:

Information and advice on travel: can be found on Choose How You Move website, Twitter and Facebook and a winter checklist on what to keep in your car can be found on the AA website.


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