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Gritting - is my road being gritted?

When the temperature drops below a certain level, we have plans in place to keep the city moving. Find out what roads we grit and why.

Find out if my road is being gritted

Using the map below, you can find out quickly what roads will be gritted in Wolverhampton should the temperature drop.

To use the map, simply enter your post code in the search bar at the top of the map.

How to use the map

Red line = Priority 1: When ice or snow is predicted, we will treat these roads first. These routes include the principal roads, main and local distributor roads, some bus routes, steep roads and locations where safety may become an issue.

Blue line = Priority 2: If ice affects these routes, we will treat them within two hours. Additionally, where circumstances allow, these roads will be treated and generally cleared for traffic during peak traffic periods of 7am to 9am and 4pm to 6.30pm. Although not as important as Priority 1 roads these are generally heavily used and therefore it is essential to maintain free movement for traffic.

Yellow icons = grit bins: Please zoom into the map to see this information. Wolverhampton has a number of grit bins located across the city. If one is empty, you can request a grit bin refill.

Gritting FAQs

Why is my road not being gritted?

Resources do not allow us to treat all the roads in Wolverhampton, so we have to grit based on a priority network.

Why don't you grit pavements?

We don't have the resources to routinely grit footpaths or pavements. We have to prioritise major roads rather than pavements to prevent the most serious accidents.

We encourage residents to help themselves by clearing snow and ice from public areas near their properties.

Can I be sued if I clear snow/ice off the pavements and someone injures themselves?

This is an urban myth. Pedestrians and drivers have a responsibility to be careful themselves and there have been no cases in the UK of people being sued for clearing snow.

 

Getting ready for winter - further information

The Met Office has issued advice on clearing snow and ice from pathways:
http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/barometer/get-ready-for-winter

The Environment Agency has partnered with the Automobile Association to highlight the key risks to motorists driving through fords and floods:
http://www.theaa.com/motoring_advice/seasonal/flooding-crossing-aford.html

The Department of Transport has recently published a National Flood Resilience Review report following the storms experienced during Winter 2016:
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_dat a/file/551137/national-flood-resilience-review.pdf

 

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