Reported via desktop in the Snow and ice problem/winter salting category anonymously at 08:31, Friday 21 January 2022
Received by Buckinghamshire Council moments later
This road is a bus route and school bus route but is not being salted or gritted - this is dangerous and may results in an accident especially as the road surface is uneven and water gathers where HS2 roads cross the existing road
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.
We have a pre agreed salting/gritting route which is determined prior to winter to allow us to plan out the routes. 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.
Most precautionary (primary) salting will be carried out during the evening or overnight, to avoid higher levels of traffic.
For information on how we decide which roads to salt and when, please visit our web page:
Foot paths 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.