Winter Travel

A snow covered road

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.

A flooded road with warning sign

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.

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Devon County Council

Lucombe House

County Hall

Topsham Road



0345 155 1004

Fax: 01392 381459

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