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Roads in winter

Clearing snow and ice

After snow please clear the footpath at the front of your own property and if you can, please do the same for elderly or less able neighbours.

Don't use hot water to melt ice or snow. In freezing conditions this can quickly turn to black ice which you can't see.

Do shovel snow using as large a blade as possible. Making a line down the middle of your path and shovelling the snow to either side can also make things easier.

Do use ordinary table salt on your path to stop ice forming. Remember, salt in grit bins should only be used for roads or public footpaths and not on private property.

Do let the sun melt the ice after you've shovelled off the snow. This will only work if daytime temperatures are well above freezing.

See Ready Scotland for advice on being prepared for the winter.