Reported via mobile in the Snow and ice problem/winter salting category anonymously at 06:24, Mon 29 November 2021
Received by Buckinghamshire Council moments later
Road not gritted and is an ice rink. Its a main road, why was it not gritted please?
Thank you for your enquiry, which has been passed to our Winter Maintenance Team.
Winter service is an important part of Transport for Buckinghamshire’s (TfB) maintenance work, involving the precautionary salting of major roads, reactive snow clearing and salting, and also reacting to other weather-related emergencies.
The precautionary (primary) roads for salting/gritting route were agreed prior to the winter months, allowing us time to plan the routes. Most precautionary salting will be carried out during the evening or overnight, to avoid high levels of traffic.
Whilst we unfortunately can’t salt every single road in the county, we do cover over 44% of the county’s road network, a figure well above the national average.
For information on how we decide which roads to salt and when, please visit our web page:
https://www.buckscc.gov.uk/ services/ transport-and-roads/ road-maintenance-and-repairs/ h ow-we-decide-when-to-grit-the-roads/
Footpaths are not routinely salted however, when possible they may be cleared and treated after snowfall.
Salt bins are filled before and during the winter season as priorities allow. They are provided at various locations throughout the county, which we encourage the public to use to treat localised icy conditions if necessary.
For information on salt bins, please visit our web page:
https://www.buckscc.gov.uk/ services/ transport-and-roads/ road-safety/ winter-driving/ salt-bins/
Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 06:24, Mon 29 November 2021
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