Preparing for Winter updates on Weather and Road Conditions

Preparations for winter

During winter parishioners  can have updates on both the weather and road conditions on Twitter by following @WiltshireWinter and the main account @wiltscouncil.

The council’s winter maintenance team are ready to keep the county’s roads running smoothly over the cold period.

After the end of every winter, council teams service 26 gritting vehicles, amend and test gritting routes, and develop closer working arrangements with parishes and other agencies.

The council has more than 13,000 tonnes of salt in stock strategically placed throughout the county in six storage sites. It also has weather stations in key areas that provide real-time information and assist in producing accurate forecasts to ensure gritters are sent out at the right time.

As winter approaches, the council has also successfully implemented a salt bins recycling project, to keep its 1,600 salt bins throughout the county in good condition.

People can report empty salt bins via the MyWilts online reporting.