Gritting teams have been working hard over the weekend to keep Nottingham moving as snow affected the city for the first time this winter.

Lorries have been out gritting the city’s roads day and night while street teams hand gritted priority pedestrian areas in the city centre and in neighbourhoods.

Councillor Sally Longford, the Council’s Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhood Services and Local Transport, said: “A huge thank you to all our gritting and street teams who have worked so hard all weekend to keep the city moving. Although the snow didn’t turn out to be as heavy as forecast, it was still enough to cause potentially difficult conditions but there were no major problems reported thanks to the work that was done to treat the roads.”

“Freezing temperatures are forecast into next week so we’ll continue to do all we can to keep the roads and footpaths safe. But it’s important people take care when out and about and that we all keep a look out for elderly and vulnerable neighbours who may need a helping hand.”

Gritting facts and info

We grit the roads carrying the most traffic and the highest risk of accidents; 445km of Nottingham’s 804km of roads are covered on a typical grit run. You can view a list of roads and a map showing where we grit online at

There are approximately 804km of roads in the city it would be impossible to treat them all in one night which is why we tackle the most important ones first. We have to treat the busiest roads first and once they are clear, keep them clear! These roads tend to be the ones that take most of the overall traffic and the bulk of a typical trip from home to a place of work or the hospital.

We receive frequent forecasts from the Met Office throughout the day to enable us to monitor the weather conditions. If frost, ice or snow is forecasted then we will start our grit routes a few hours before they are due to arrive. Rain will halt any gritting work has this will wash the treatment work away.

The target treatment time for roads to be treated is four hours. All primary routes will normally be treated before the start of the working day. Snow clearing will be carried out across the network where appropriate and practicable.

If you know of a street or road that you find dangerous let us know and we will try and help. If you wish to report an issue please call 0115 915 2000 or email

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