Gritting and Winter Maintenance

We are responsible for over 7,250 kilometres (4,530 miles) of road from major principal roads to narrow country lanes. The A38 and the A30 east of Penzance are trunk roads which are managed by Highways England.

Winter service is an important part of our maintenance work and approximately £1.5m is spent each year on roads affected by winter weather.

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This involves salting (commonly known as “gritting”) major roads when there is a risk of ice, clearing snow and reacting to floods and fallen trees.

We will, within our available resources, aim to keep roads as safe as possible and keep delays to a minimum.

We aim to help road users travel safely during bad winter weather. 

Some of the things we do include:

  • Salting the busiest roads when freezing conditions are forecast
  • Clearing the major routes of snow
  • Providing travel advice
  • Directing most effort to the worst affected areas using quality weather data
  • Reacting to flooding and other emergencies

You can view the areas that will be salted over the next 24 hours by following  @CORMACltd or review which roads are salted in your area using the online mapping system.