Gritting and snow

Redbridge Council gritting team grit major roads, bus routes and some smaller roads that keep local traffic moving. Gritters remain on standby and will take appropriate action following latest weather forecasts. We also continue to grit some key pavements and pathways, particularly near:

  • town centres
  • hospitals
  • schools
  • pedestrian subways
  • bridges and
  • railway stations 

We monitor weather conditions and make necessary decisions to treat roads. Gritting decisions are based on detailed Met Office forecasts and salt stock levels.

View the roads that we grit. These roads have been identified as key routes ensuring that all residents live within 500 metres of a gritted road. It is impractical to grit every road in the Borough.

Please check our Twitter feed for gritting updates.


Roads the Council isn't responsible for

The A406, A12 (Eastern Avenue) and A1400 (Woodford Avenue). These roads are attended by Transport for London, and the M11 is gritted by the Highways Agency.

If you have any questions or concerns about these roads please contact Transport for London (TfL) or Highways England.


What can I do myself?

You can clear snow and ice on the pavement outside your property, pathways to your property or public spaces. 

Find advice on clearing snow from a road, path or cycleway from


Prolonged snow conditions and low salt stock levels

If there are periods of prolonged snow conditions or our salt stock levels become critical the Council focuses gritting to the Resilience Route Network. The 'Resilience Route Network' has been agreed by Transport for London, bus operators and emergency services.


Driving in icy conditions

View advice from on driving in adverse weather conditions


Winter Service Plan 

Winter Service Plan 2023-24 (PDF, 8MB)

Procedure for Carriageway and Footway Gritting 1 November 2023 - 30 April 2024.