Winter Driving

How does the salting take place

The precautionary salting network covers 11 routes, which in normal circumstances ensures that salting activities are completed within two hours. Each salting lorry has been carefully maintained to ensure that the correct amount of salt is spread on the roads, and all the drivers are fully trained.

The salt is provided from a salt mine in Cheshire. We keep stockpiles of salt under cover to ensure that its effectiveness is not reduced by run off of active agents and that associated environmental impacts are kept to a minimum.

ID: 187, revised 13/10/2017