During the winter months, this page is regularly updated with details of when our gritters will be in action, a link to the latest weather forecast, winter driving tips, school closures due to the weather, and other useful information to help you cope with the winter weather.
For advice on staying healthy and safe, visit the winter health and wellbeing page.
We're now in the winter maintenance period. Updates on gritting will be provided from Monday to Friday.
20 October 2021 - no gritting.
There are currently no school closures due to the weather.
Visit the Met Office Website for a detailed, up to date weather forecast.
Winter driving and transport
The Met Office has useful advice on travelling during the winter, including dealing with bad weather (storms, snow, strong winds, fog), cycling, and using public transport.
You can let us know if a salt bin near you has been stolen or damaged, or is empty.
You can use Report It to report a problem with, or request additional supplies for, a salt bin located near you.
Please note, Report It should only be used for requests relating to salt bins, not for requests to have a particular road added to a gritting route.
Middlesbrough has five priority gritting routes totalling 180 miles. View the gritting routes map.
Priority 1 and Priority 2 gritting routes are set out in our annual winter maintenance plan. Roads not included on one of those routes will only be gritted 'in the most exceptional circumstances', which will generally be 'in the aftermath of heavy, prolonged snow', and only when Priority 1 and 2 routes are clear.
Key stats for winter 2020-2021
- First grit this season - 03/11/2020
- Distance covered per gritting run (five routes) - 180 miles
- Total time to grit all routes - 2 hours
- Number of gritters - 7
- Amount of grit available in 2020-2021 - 4,000 tonnes
- Amount of grit used in 2019/20 - 3,200 tonnes