Keeping Cardiff moving during the winter period

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In preparation for the cold spell, Cardiff Council has plans in place to ensure the city is kept moving throughout the winter period.

Resources are on stand-by 24 hours a day between 1st November and 31st March to ensure that salting can be done as soon as it’s needed. The council has 9 vehicles to spread salt on the roads and they are also fitted with ploughs to help with clearing snow from roads.

The council carries out precautionary salting of roads whenever ice, frost, snow or freezing rain is forecast. With more than 600 miles of roads across Cardiff, it’s not possible for all roads to be treated with salt when ice or snow is forecast so following consultation with transport providers, the police and emergency services, the council have identified a priority network of routes that will be pre-salted when freezing conditions are forecast.

This network comprises of:

– All A roads
– The majority of B roads
– some C roads
– other non-classified roads

– Roads identified as colder than average and known wet areas will also be treated.

To view the salted routes on a map , please click here. For an A-Z list of the roads that are salted, please click here.

A limited network of footways will be salted when ice or snow is forecast. A priority list of footways has been developed. The highest priority footpaths, based on footfall, are the main pedestrianised areas in the city centre. These will be pre-treated when local surface temperatures are forecast to fall below zero.

For an A-Z list of footways that are salted, please click here.

Do not worry if you road is not salted. Roads which are not part of a salting route may be provided with a salt bin if it meets the agreed criteria.

Salt containers are provided for use by members of the public and also the emergency services on the adopted highway. The council will provide a salt container where a need has been identified on routes that are not on the pre-salting network.

There are currently more than 400 salt containers located across Cardiff.

For a list of the locations of salt containers, please click here.

 

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