We aim to keep traffic moving as smoothly and safely as possible on the city’s roads and reduce any risk of accidents in bad weather.
We use forecasts of ice and snow conditions to decide when roads and footpaths need to be gritted.
Across the city there are 254 self-help grit bins for people to use at key locations, such as sharp bends, steps and slopes. These are checked and re-filled after spells of freezing weather.
We receive daily forecasts of expected weather conditions during a 24 hour period and a prediction for the following five days. There are three road sensors and weather stations across the city, giving information about road temperatures, conditions and existing salt cover. This information is updated every hour, and constantly checked to allow services to act quickly and efficiently.
Further winter weather advice is available from the Met Office's Snow Code.