Find information about our winter roads service including the roads in County Durham which are identified as gritting routes.
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Pre-salting (gritting) is the laying of rock salt before frosty conditions. It stops ice forming on the road surface. Our road network is split into priority 1 and priority 2 routes.
See which roads are gritted by postcode or area, in normal conditions (priority 1 routes) and in extreme weather or longer periods of predicted frost (priority 2 routes).
The A1, A19 and A66 roads are managed by Highways England.
Find out about today's gritting plans - which roads we plan to grit and/or which roads we have gritted.
The decision to pre-salt (grit) the road network is based on forecasts for:
Find information about road and footpath clearance during heavy snow.