Snow and ice in Cornwall
Last updated: 25/11/2013
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This page will be updated frequently in the event of severe cold
weather in Cornwall.
If you use Twitter, we will tweet relevant updates using
the tag #CCsnow.
Snow and cold weather
Snow and severe cold weather can cause disruption and can also
affect more vulnerable people.
We have created a Snow Advice
Pack that contains advice and information on many aspects of
severe cold weather including driving, staying safe, keeping warm
and useful contacts.
All the information on these pages is included in this pack.
Preparation and advice for cold weather
- Emergency Management has put together some advice for preparing
for and dealing with severe cold weather. Please see the
menu on the left hand side of this page.
- The Met Office hosts the 'Get Ready for
Winter' web pages on behalf of HM Government and partners.
These pages give some suggestions for the very practical things
that individuals and communities can do to prepare for a wide range
of winter weather, including cold, ice & snow, high winds and
- There is information about the 'Warm home
discount scheme' on the .gov website, and the NHS website
contains advice on the
importance of staying warm, especially for more elderly
- If you are or you know someone who is elderly, caring for young
children or in poor health and you are worried about fuel bills,
debt, keeping safe and warm or your home being cold or damp, you
can find out about Winter Wellness and the Winter Wellbeing
Guide. Contact the Community Energy Plus helpline on Freephone 0800
954 1956, or email them at email@example.com for further
information and advice.
Driving in snow and ice
Driving in snow, ice and wintry conditions requires extra care
and preparation, and you should only drive when absolutely
necessary. Please read our guidelines on safe winter driving.
The Highways Agency also has a
'Make time for winter' campaign which includes helpful
information about preparing your vehicle and planning your
journey during severe weather – including links to live updates
to help you check the traffic and weather. We have also put this
together in a document should you wish to download it:
Agency - Make Time for Winter
You can view current travel conditions in Cornwall on the
Salting and Gritting
Visit our Gritting and Winter Maintenance
pages. Here you can:
- View maps and information about gritting across Cornwall
- View the winter service procedures which contains detailed
procedures on how the Council maintains Cornish roads during
- View the areas that will be salted over the next 24 hours on
the road conditions and treatment page.
- Watch a winter service video
- Information on clearing snow and ice from pavements
Follow our treatment @CornwallRoads - Our
intended actions are posted automatically (24/7) as soon as we make
You can view a five day weather forecast for
Cornwall on the BBC Cornwall website (Please note that this
defaults to Truro but you can choose a more specific area if you
Latest severe weather warnings for Cornwall and the