We receive daily weather forecasts throughout the winter; these forecasts are specific to Conwy County. The salting takes place during a 2½ - 3 hour period in the evening and another in the morning when frost or icy conditions have been forecast. All our decisions regarding gritting are made in the interest of road safety, and are based on the weather forecast issued.
First Priority Routes
When snow is forecast First Priority Routes, including main traffic routes, principal bus routes and routes for the emergency services will be pre-salted to keep the highway network open. Secondary Priority Routes such as minor roads and estate roads will not normally be salted unless conditions are severe and likely to persist for several days, and then only if resources are available after dealing with First Priority Routes.
In extreme conditions of heavy snowfall, private and agricultural contractors are employed to help clear the snow.