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Severe Weather

During severe weather we ensure, as far as is reasonably practicable, that safe passage along the highway is not endangered by snow or ice.

Keeping all carriageways clear of snow and ice is achieved by undertaking prior treatment. This prevents the formation of ice or accumulation of snow.

We coordinate our activities to ensure consistency across boundaries between service providers: for the M25, that means working closely with our neighbours, including local authorities and other Highways England areas.

Individual forecasts are received for each of the routes, ensuring that we are working efficiently and effectively.

  • 8 dedicated winter service depots across Area 5 network
  • 27 treatment routes (approximately 2,678km of carriageway)
  • 140 qualified winter fleet drivers
  • 61 winter fleet vehicles

More information about our winter service provision is available from our Twitter account @CPServices_M25 – search #GritterTwitter.

  • Snow plough and gritting in severe weather
  • 27 treatment routes
  • 140 qualified winter fleet drivers
  • 61 winter fleet vehicles
Feature image and header image courtesy of Highways England Company Ltd, licensed under Creative Commons.