Hampshire’s highways teams have been out round the clock salting the roads. So far this winter, the County Council has used around 5,000 tonnes of salt.
Priority 1 routes, which carry the majority of traffic and include A roads, some B roads, major bus routes, roads to emergency services, large schools and public transport areas are treated continually during the coldest snaps, up to five times in a 24 hour period.
Priority 2 routes, which include the remaining B roads and single access roads to villages and Community routes, which use smaller vehicles to treat roads to primary schools, GP surgeries and local shops have also been treated to ensure people can travel safety to work and school.
See the maps and information on priority salting routes.
Hampshire’s highways teams are on full alert to the end of April, ready to deal with wintery road conditions. 55 salting vehicles and snow ploughs have already been checked and are on stand-by, 4,000 community salt bins have been filled and weather and road conditions are now being monitored 24 hours a day seven days a week.
Please drive according to the conditions. Further advice is available online.