Road Gritting – North Yorkshire Action Plan and Priorities

The below is copied from the NYCC website here

With Winter coming, you may wish to save this link to look up which roads will be gritted.

See when roads are gritted and view our gritting routes.

Between 1 October and 30 April we keep North Yorkshire’s roads moving during periods of extreme weather.

Motorways and trunk roads such as the A1, A1(M), A66, A66(M), A64, A168 (Dishforth to Thirsk) and A19 (Thirsk to Crathorne) are the responsibility of Highways England.

When we will grit the roads

Our gritting crews are on call 24 hours a day between October and April. They will treat North Yorkshire roads whenever needed. Remember gritting does not guarantee an ice free surface. Traffic needs to drive over a gritted road in order to grind the salt and activate it. Salt alone does not melt snow and ice. We monitor conditions throughout the day and night and adjust our gritting plans an needed.

Our gritting plans for overnight on the 22 to 23 November are:

Area Gritting plans
Richmondshire Gritting all priority 1 routes.
Hambleton Gritting all priority 1 routes.
Scarborough Gritting all priority 1 routes.
Ryedale Gritting all priority 1 routes.
Craven Gritting all priority 1 and 2 routes.
Harrogate Gritting all priority 1 routes.
Selby Gritting all priority 1 routes.

View gritting routes

You can type your location into the map, or tap the search icon, to see the roads we grit in your area.

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We grit our roads in the order below, as resources allow, based on traffic flows and the best use of our gritters.

Priority Type of road Gritted by
purple.png 1 Connects or passes through towns 7am
green.png 2 Access to local communities 10am
Unmarked Housing estates and country lanes Only gritted if conditions last over 72 hours and resources allow

Most scheduled buses and three quarters of school buses run on gritted routes. We cannot grit all our roads due to the time and cost involved.

We update Twitter when we plan to grit, subject to resources. You can follow us @northyorkscc.

Live weather cameras

We have weather stations across the county which record photos, monitor humidity, road temperature, air temperature and wind speed.

View our roadside cameras

When we will grit footpaths and footways

Busy shopping areas and main pedestrian footways will be treated before 9am in severe weather. We will not treat footways following normal overnight frosty conditions.

After snowfall and icy conditions, busy shopping streets and main pedestrian footways will be cleared first. Remaining footways and cycleways will be treated in priority order as resources allow.

Further information

Find out about our winter gritting in video