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Gritting and Snow Clearing
- Online Gritting and Snow Clearance Updates
- Priorities of Road Network
- Trunk Road Network
- Winter Advice
- Grit Bins
Aberdeen City Council is responsible for providing winter maintenance on 550 miles of road and over 1200 miles of footways.
You can now check on the progress of winter maintenance operations around Aberdeen:
We currently have, at our Tullos Depot:
- 16 gritter / ploughs
- 18 tractor mounted footway gritter/ploughs
- Over 800 self help Grit Bins around the city. Find out more, including the locations of the bins.
- Priority 1 - principal roads that carry heavy traffic flows or serve as a public service bus route
- Priority 2 - principal or classified roads that carry medium traffic flows or give access to community or public facilities of a non urgent nature
- Priority 3 - access/minor roads where it could be expected that road users could make their way to the nearest higher priority route
- Trunk roads are treated by Bear Scotland.
- The situation is monitored 24 hours a day
- Overnight treatment normally only treats busiest arteries
- Early morning treatment occurs between 4:45am and 7:00am which ensures that main roads are treated before rush hour
- Early morning treatment covers 10 carriageway routes and priority 1 footway routes (Union Street/King Street etc)
- Other footways are treated from 7:45am if necessary
- During prolonged adverse weather the majority of roads and ground staff work on winter maintenance
- During severe weather, resources will concentrate on high Priority areas
- The Met Office provide forecasts
- There are 6 road sensors which provide up to date temperatures on road conditions.
Ready Scotland contains practical advice and simple steps you can take to protect yourself, your family, your community and your business from the worst effects of all kinds of weather.
The Scottish Government also wants to hear from members of the public who have any experiences to share with others about how to deal with winter weather.You can send an email to pass on your top tips for coping with winter weather to others who need help.
Grit Bins are provided throughout the city to provide salt, salt/sand mixtures for local residents or any other road user should they choose to use the facility. Find out more, including the locations of the bins.
Back to the Roads and Pavements home page.
- Winter Maintenance (Snow Clearance)
West Tullos Roads Depot
West Tullos Industrial Estate
Frequently Asked Questions
- Can the council provide salt for me to salt my drive and path?
- How can we get a grit bin for our street, so that we can salt the pavement in winter?
- How do the council decide which roads to grit in the bad weather?
- How does the council decide when to grit/salt priority 1 roads in the winter?
- In terms of winter road maintenance, what is the difference between priority, auxiliary/non priority routes?
- Why has my road/ street/footpath/ not been treated?