Snow and ice in Cornwall

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 severe cold weather can cause disruption and can also affect more vulnerable people.

  • The Resilience and Emergency Management team have 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 and snow, high winds and flooding.
  • 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 people.
  • 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 wellbeing.
  • Contact the Community Energy Plus helpline on Freephone 0800 954 1956, or email them at for further information and advice.

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. 

Visit our gritting and winter maintenance web page. 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 winter.
  • 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 yourself.

Follow our treatment on Twitter @CORMACltd - Our intended actions are posted automatically (24/7) as soon as we make the decision.

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 wish).

Met Office: Latest severe weather warnings for Cornwall and the Southwest