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Gritting and Snow Clearance

Regular and detailed weather forecasts, which predict the conditions on Dudley's roads, help us to make decisions about when and where to salt on our routes. We aim to grit the precautionary network of roads before the onset of any hazardous conditions, although this sometimes isn't practical.

During periods of very bad weather gritting the routes may take longer than usual. We'll use all our resources to clear the primary routes and the remaining routes in priority order.

As this may take a number of days the weather may have improved and conditions cleared before we are able to complete work on all routes.

Our teams are on stand-by to respond 24 hours a day, seven days a week throughout the winter service period.

Find out which roads are gritted

Use our online Gritting Routes facility to find out if your street is on a gritting route.

Grit bins / salt bins

Use our online search to locate the gritting bins near to you.

There are almost 800 Grit bins throughout the borough. Bins are usually sited on minor roads not included in the Principal Road Network but which are considered potentially hazardous e.g. those with particular features such as a steep hill or an elderly people’s home. 

Winter Motoring

Don't leave yourself in the cold. Winter Motoring requires special care and a little preparation if you're to avoid a breakdown or accident.

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West Midlands Gritting Alerts

You can keep up to date with news and information on gritting via the Live Gritting Alerts. There alerts cover the whole of the West Midlands, which includes not only Dudley Council, but neighbouring authorities too.

How we deal with Winter Weather

The British winter is unpredictable, bad weather can strike suddenly. If your journey is unavoidable, make sure you are prepared for the conditions. Never assume a road has been salted. Always listen to local and national radio for travel information.

How we deal with Winter Weather

Emergency Winter Damage

Section 31 Grant – Emergency Winter Damage

Following two of the worst winters in recent times, last winter was again very severe with a further damaging effect on the road network, both nationally and locally.

Contact Details

  • Name Highways Maintenance
  • Address Environmental Management, Directorate of the Urban Environment, Lister Road Depot, Lister Road, Dudley, West Midlands, DY2 8JW
  • Telephone 0300 555 2345
  • Fax 01384 815402