Winter Driving

Important things to remember

  • It can take time for the salt to become effective. Showers or rain will wash salt off roads leaving them prone to icing.
  • Forecasts are not always accurate, and the weather can change rapidly.
  • Nearly 80% of the roads are not routinely treated.
  • When freezing or snow follows rain there may not be enough time to treat all the network before temperatures fall to zero.
  • It takes over 2 hours to salt the network
ID: 184, revised 13/10/2017