The winter service runs from 1st October to 30th April with the weather conditions being monitored 24 hours each day.
Keep up to date with our gritting actions and issues affecting the highway, see: Calderdale Highways Twitter Feed.
We aim to provide a safe, well managed and resilient highway network for all who use it. Our winter policy gives priority to high use roads. Also, roads that access community facilities, such as hospitals, schools and shopping centres.
We cannot grit the whole of the road network in Calderdale, due to the time and cost involved. At the moment, we grit over 600km of roads in the Borough. Our winter policy gives priority to high use roads. Also, roads that access community facilities, such as hospitals, schools and shopping centres.
Find out more, see: Priorities for road gritting.
Facts and figures
- 80% of all salt spreading takes place from 5am to 8am and 6pm to 9pm.
- Ice is most likely to occur between 6am and 8am.
- About 9,000 tonnes of salt are spread during the average winter.
- The gritters treat the roads around 65 times during an average winter.
Stay winter wise
Please drive with care, to the road conditions and exercise caution during wintery weather.
For more on how you can prepare for wintery conditions, see: Be prepared for winter: stay winter wise.