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Devon County Council is responsible for over 12,800 kilometres (8,000 miles) of road from major Principal routes to narrow country lanes, the longest network in England.
Winter service is an important part of the Council's maintenance work and almost £5 million is spent each year on roads affected by winter weather. This involves salting major roads when there is a risk of ice, clearing snow and reacting to floods and fallen trees. We will, within the available resources, provide as safe a passage as possible for users of the highway.
The Council's contractor, SWH Ltd. has a workforce based at strategic locations to provide an effective response to any problems that may occur.
Despite our efforts, winter weather can still make roads treacherous. With over 90% of all crashes attributed to human error the real key to driving in winter is to drive with due care for the conditions. Never assume a road has been salted.
Find out more
- How do we do it?
- How can you help?
- Grit Bins
- Winter Service - Frequently Asked Questions
- Traffic Webcams
- Cycling in Winter
If you have a comment or any queries about winter travelling in Devon you can contact us using the details below or complete the online enquiry form.
For emergencies please contact the Highway Emergencies Control and Information Room (24 hours) Tel : 01392 383329
Devon County Council
PO Box 494
Fax: 01392 381459