Roads in winter
Precautionary gritting routes
Precautionary gritting routes are the roads we treat when snow or ice is forecast. They cover about 52% (1,190 km) of the South Lanarkshire road network and include:
- routes to hospitals, schools, ambulance depots, fire stations and police stations
- class A and B roads
- roads in Clydesdale that are the only way in and out of towns and villages
- main roads in urban areas
Some routes can however take up to four hours to grit them completely.
You can see the precautionary gritting routes on a map. Put in your postcode and they will be shown in pink.
Who grits what
|Access roads within schools||Education Resources.
Roads and Transportation grit the main roads, but are not responsible for gritting roads or car parks on school grounds.
|Private (unadopted) roads||Property owner(s)|
|Car parks at stations||The council for all main public car parks, as well as those at park and ride stations.
Network Rail for car parks at Hamilton West, East Kilbride and Uddingston stations.
|Supermarket car parks||The owner or operator of the car park.|
|Doctors surgeries||The local practice.|
|Hospital car parks||NHS Lanarkshire/NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde in hospital grounds.|
For more information see the winter service policy and procedures 2019-2020.