Our aim is to make Northamptonshire's roads as safe as is practical and ensure that you can travel with a minimum of delay and disruption during severe winter weather.
Winter service 2019 to 2020
For detailed information on processes, actions and preparations, including information on the precautionary and adverse gritting routes, see the 'Winter Service Plan' document.
Which roads are gritted and when?
The roads we are responsible for gritting are split into two categories:
- The precautionary network (P1) - salting action will take place on the precautionary network whenever there is a potential hazard with forecast temperature of plus 0.5° in the 24 hour forecast period (midday to midday).
- The adverse network (P2) - pre-treated during daytime hours in advance of high confidence of forecasted snow or when the forecast temperatures are not to rise above zero for 48 hours.
Motorways and trunk roads (e.g. M1, A14, M45, A45 east of Northampton, A5 and A43 south of Northampton) are gritted by
Occasionally, gritting arrangements do not go to plan. You should never assume that a road has been treated but should drive in accordance with the prevailing conditions.
Please remember that the majority of minor roads will receive no treatment at all.
Keep up to date
We update our
@NNHighways Twitter Gritter daily throughout winter to let you know whether we will be gritting.
You can also view information regarding weather warnings on the
Met Office website.