Whilst frosty mornings have been been few so far this winter local residents should remember that not all local roads are gritted in icy weather. Last year, after an accident on the Hodnet to Lostford road, we posted a reminder that the old A53 is one of the routes which does not get treated by the local authority.
This morning (22 Dec. 2014) Shropshire Council have publish a Blog Post outlining their plans to keep Shropshire’s roads moving this winter. It explains that they have what’s known as the ‘defined network’ which covers around 28% of the total road network in Shropshire. This includes includes:
- all A and B roads;
- localised high-risk sites and important access routes;
- major town centre shopping areas;
- heavily used footways and cycle routes.
The article also links to a page containing map of which routes are included in the defined network. Anyone who wants to be alerted when gritting is taking place can follow the council on Twitter via @ShropCouncil. For those wanting information for the wider area the Council teamed up with councils across the West Midlands to provide a regional picture of who’s gritting and when. Below is the livefeed from Twitter – you can get these direct from Twitter by following the hashtag: #wmgrit. Closer to home similar information from Telford & Wrekin Council can be found on this page.