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
- 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 (PDF 212 KB).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 up to date 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.
My road is really icy how can I get the Council to grit it?
If your road is not on our 'gritted roads list' and is really icy then you may contact our Customer Contact Centre on 020 8554 5000. They will then pass your request on to our Highways department. We will only grit these roads/footways in exceptional cases and if we have sufficient amount of grit.
What can I do myself?
You can clear snow and ice on the pavement outside your property, pathways to your property or public spaces. view our clearing snow and ice from pavements and public places guidance (PDF 22KB) or find advice from gov.uk.
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 (PDF29.7KB). The 'Resilience Route Network' has been agreed by Transport for London, bus operators and emergency services.
Driving in icy conditions
Winter Service Plan
Procedure for Road and Footway Gritting 1 November 2018 - 30 April 2019.