Northamptonshire County Council

Page last updated 02 July 2013

Snow Clearance

We aim to clear roads in priority as soon as conditions permit, and clearance work will continue as necessary.

In certain extreme conditions it may be necessary to spread a mixture of salt and grit to achieve traction, particularly in the case of compacted snow.

Ploughing of snow is carried out to prevent accumulation or to clear snow. We have sufficient snow ploughs at our disposal to equip every gritter that we use.

Snow clearance involves implementing extensive emergency plans and includes the mobilisation of resources all aimed at clearing roads affected in the shortest time possible.

If snow falls are particularly heavy it is likely that the services of a number of farmers, agricultural contractors and plant hire companies who are known to be suitably equipped to assist will be called upon.

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