Snow and ice in Cornwall
Last updated: 12/04/2013
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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.
General advice and guidance for cold weather is available
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.
Preparation and advice for cold weather
The emergency management has put together some advice for
preparing for and dealing with severe cold
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 where absolutely
necessary. Please read our guidelines on safe winter
You can also view maps and information about gritting and the
gritting routes across Cornwall, and our winter service
procedures which contains detailed procedures on how the
Council maintains Cornish roads during winter. Areas that will be
salted over the next 24 hours can be seen on the road
conditions and treatment page.
treatment @CornwallRoads - Our intended actions are posted
automatically (24/7) as soon as we make the decision.
We have developed a short priority list of car parks to receive salting
treatment as soon as a problem is reported. These car parks
will be inspected first thing in the morning and treatment called
in as required. Those arriving early in the morning before
these inspections have taken place must of course take extra care
when the first in a car park.
The DirectGov website has some very useful information about
clearing snow and ice from roads and pavements yourself
yourself or the Health and Safety Executive have some guidance on
clearing snow from public areas.
You can view current travel conditions in Cornwall on the
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