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Dudley Council
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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.

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.

Gritting Enquiries

To request a new grit bin, an existing one to be refilled, removed or report a problem, together with road gritting enquiries. Please note that you will need to complete and attach either the request a new or removal a grit bin document if that is your enquiry.

Road Gritting

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.

Grit Bins

There are 1,090 grit / salt 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.

Grit bins are provided to enable members of the public to grit roads and footpaths at known trouble spots, e.g. road junctions or roads with steep gradients and heavily used footways with steep gradients. The grit is not for use on private driveways and property.

Grit/salt bins are placed on site well in advance of the winter period and are regularly checked and restocked and when necessary.

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.

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.