1) With regards to Winter Gritting, could you confirm if your Road Network is split into Priority Routes (i.e. Priority 1 and Priority 2) routes for roads – ignoring footpaths and other pedestrian paths.
Yes we have Primary and Secondary salting networks
2) If your Road Network is split into Priority Routes, could you please provide the extent of Road Network coverage each Priority Route comprises of (i.e. Priority 1 Routes account for 59% of the Network coverage)
The Primary salting network covers just over 20% and the secondary salting network cover approximately a further 5%.
3) If your Road Network is split into Priority Routes, how often are each Priority Routes gritted during the winter months? (i.e. are Priority 1 routes maintained 24/7)
The Primary network is treated whenever a winter hazard is forecast through winter, the Secondary network is treated as resources are available when snow or ice is predicted to be present all the following day.
4) Does your council have specific Snow Routes or equivalent Gritting and Snow Ploughing routes in place in the event of extreme weather emergencies?
During extreme winter weather (snow) then routes are cleared on a priority basis according to the resources available, starting with the primary salting network
5) If your council has specific Snow Routes or equivalent Gritting and Snow Ploughing routes in place in the event of extreme weather emergencies, could you provide their extent of the Road Network coverage? (e.g. Snow Routes account for 37% of the Network Coverage)
Please see the responses provided to questions 2 and 4 above.
6) How many days of the year did your council grit the roads within your Road Network. Please provide figures for the years 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 (up to the latest month)
Nights treated per winter: