Wigan Council's gritting teams work to clear snow from the borough's roads to ensure the road network is kept open for all road users. We give priority to the main parts of our network, and main routes used by public transport and the emegency services.
Clearing and removing snow from the highway depends upon the amount of snow and the conditions at any particular time. For light snowfalls treatment will normally be by continuous gritting. When snow is over 30mm deep, treatment will normally be by gritting and snow ploughing at the same time.
The priority routes for snow clearance are the same as gritting routes, although in severe conditions snow clearing work is concentrated on 'A' roads and around hospitals and fire stations, and then on 'B' roads and then the remainder of the priority network. The main clearing resources will be concentrated on those routes. Other roads are then treated in accordance with local conditions.
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