Winter road maintenance and gritting

How we maintain Cumbria's street and roads during the winter months, including gritting and salting routes and salt bin locations.


We look after most of the roads in Cumbria. In the colder months of the year, between October and April, our winter road maintenance plan is in action across Cumbria. 

If the weather forecast shows that cold, icy and snowy weather is due, we will send our gritters out to spread salt on our network of priority 1 and priority 2 routes

Report a problem

View our our daily gritting map

Weather cameras

Cumbria has a number of weather stations dotted around the county. As part of these sites, a large number have live feed CCTV.

View live weather road conditions across Cumbria on our weather cameras. 

National Highways 

National Highways look after and grit 5 major roads in Cumbria. These are the:

  • M6
  • A66
  • A595 - from the A66 to Calder Bridge
  • A590
  • A69 - from Carlisle M6, Junction 43, heading east

Key roads in Cumbria - the resilient road network

Find out which roads are maintained during periods of extreme weather in our resilient road network map.

Severe weather advice

Find out more about severe weather advice.